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Capital Social y redes: Una Aproximación al Apoyo Inter-hogares

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  • Zuleika Ferré

    (Departmento de Economía, Facultad de Ciencias Sociales, Universidad de la República)

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    This paper examines the relationship between individuals, analyzing households transfers in time or money with the perceived access to time and money help among relatives. The principal aim of this work is to understand if instances in which the members of a family support a relative can be considered to be an investment in nets and therefore accumulation of social capital; or simply to be altruistic motivations. On the other hand, it analyzes the potential tradeoffs of assistance (money vs time). The study finds that the assitance is explained by the exchange hypothesis. There isn't specialization, the help provided in time and money appear to be substitutes and not complementary.

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    Paper provided by Department of Economics - dECON in its series Documentos de Trabajo (working papers) with number 1604.

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    Length: 27 pages
    Date of creation: Dec 2004
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    Handle: RePEc:ude:wpaper:1604

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    Keywords: capital social; redes sociales; transferencias monetarias; transferencias en tiempo;

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