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  • Munshi Sulaiman

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  • Farhad Ameen
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    The proposition that social capital expands household welfare is tested by estimating the effects of social interactions on per capita expenditure among a sample of 810 households in northern Bangladesh. Using data from BRAC’s 2004 Social Capital Survey, ordinary least square (OLS) estimates isolate the differential effects of physical assets, human capital, and social capital [CFPR WP 16].

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    Paper provided by eSocialSciences in its series Working Papers with number id:984.

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    Date of creation: May 2007
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    Keywords: per capita expenditure; Bangladesh; social interaction; human capital; social capital; ordinary least square (OLS); human; physical assets; household welfare;

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