Social Capital and the Labour Market
AbstractThe main question of this paper is: what type of social capital is able to mitigate labour precariousness and to foster human development? This issue has been addressed through a review of the literature and an empirical investigation on the Italian regions. The analysis shows that only bonding social capital mitigates precariousness on the labour market, while the weak ties shaping voluntary organizations are the only type of social capital that nourish human development, thereby fostering sustainable growth.
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Social capital; Labour market; Precariousness; Precariato;
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This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-ALL-2008-01-12 (All new papers)
- NEP-HRM-2008-01-12 (Human Capital & Human Resource Management)
- NEP-LTV-2008-01-12 (Unemployment, Inequality & Poverty)
- NEP-SOC-2008-01-12 (Social Norms & Social Capital)
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