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Social capital at work How family, friends and civic ties relate to labour market outcomes

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  • Wendy Stone

    (Australian Institute of Family Studies)

  • Matthew Gray

    (Australian National University)

  • Jody Huges

    (Australian Institute of Family Studies)

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This paper investigates the extent to which an individual's 'stock' of social capital relates to labour force outcomes, over and above more well established determinants. In particular, it examines how family and kinship networks, friends and neighbours relate to individual labour market outcomes, compared with the role of civic ties and institutional networks. Using data collected from a national random sample of 1500 Australians, the paper investigates the relative impact of trust, bonding, bridging and linking relationships upon labour force status and successful job search method.

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Paper provided by EconWPA in its series Others with number 0408005.

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Length: 42 pages
Date of creation: 12 Aug 2004
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Handle: RePEc:wpa:wuwpot:0408005

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  1. Piracha, Matloob & Tani, Massimiliano & Vaira-Lucero, Matias, 2013. "Social Capital and Immigrants' Labour Market Performance," IZA Discussion Papers 7274, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).

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