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Social Capital and Economic Growth: A County-Level Analysis

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

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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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  • Rupasingha, Anil & Goetz, Stephan J. & Freshwater, David, 2000. "Social Capital and Economic Growth: A County-Level Analysis," Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics, Cambridge University Press, vol. 32(3), pages 565-572, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:cup:jagaec:v:32:y:2000:i:03:p:565-572_02
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