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Social Networks, Social Capital And Community Economic Growth

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  • Shideler, David W.
  • Kraybill, David S.

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We assess empirically whether social capital affects economic growth in selected United States communities. Social network measures, computed from survey data, are used as proxies for social capital. These measures are used in a conditional convergence growth model to explain the variation of per capita income in the communities.

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Paper provided by American Agricultural Economics Association (New Name 2008: Agricultural and Applied Economics Association) in its series 2003 Annual meeting, July 27-30, Montreal, Canada with number 22174.

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Keywords: Community/Rural/Urban Development;

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