How are social ties formed? Interaction of neighborhood and individual immobility
Using individual data from Japan, this paper investigates how a neighbor's immobility is associated with individual investment in social capital. It is found that local homeownership has a positive effect on individual investment and that this effect for individual homeowners is about 2.5 times larger than for renters.
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Volume (Year): 40 (2011)
Issue (Month): 5 ()
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