Economic Growth, Technological Progress, and Social Capital: The Inverted U Hypothesis
AbstractWe set up a theoretical framework to analyze the possible role of economic growth and technological progress in the erosion of social capital. Under certain parameters, the relationship between technological progress and social capital can take the shape of an inverted U curve. We show the circumstances allowing the economy to follow trajectories where the stock of social capital grows endogenously and unboundedly.
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Date of creation: 07 Apr 2011
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Economic growth; social capital; social norms; technological progress.;
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- Z13 - Other Special Topics - - Cultural Economics - - - Economic Sociology; Economic Anthropology; Social and Economic Stratification
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- NEP-ALL-2011-05-14 (All new papers)
- NEP-EVO-2011-05-14 (Evolutionary Economics)
- NEP-FDG-2011-05-14 (Financial Development & Growth)
- NEP-SOC-2011-05-14 (Social Norms & Social Capital)
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