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Social Capital And Economic Growth: A County-Level Analysis

  • Rupasingha, Anil
  • Goetz, Stephan J.
  • Freshwater, David

The effect of social capital on economic growth is examined using linear regression analysis and U.S. county-level data. Results reveal that social capital has a statistically significant, independent positive effect on the rate of per-capita income growth.

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Article provided by Southern Agricultural Economics Association in its journal Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics.

Volume (Year): 32 (2000)
Issue (Month): 03 (December)
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Handle: RePEc:ags:joaaec:15318
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