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Kapitał społeczny Polaków a rozwój społeczno-ekonomiczny
[Poles Social Capital and Socio-Economic Development]


  • Klimczuk, Andrzej


The concepts of social capital are important in improving the quality of life. However, the effects of social capital accumulated in the economic, social and political spheres can be both positive and negative. Article brings the specificity of trust as a key variety of social capital and it's status among the Poles. Indicated are also differences between the suspicion, mistrust and functional substitutes for trust. The whole is complemented by breakdown of bottom-up methods of social capital building.

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  • Klimczuk, Andrzej, 2009. "Kapitał społeczny Polaków a rozwój społeczno-ekonomiczny
    [Poles Social Capital and Socio-Economic Development]
    ," MPRA Paper 36097, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  • Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:36097

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    Social capital; Trust; Quality of life;

    JEL classification:

    • Z13 - Other Special Topics - - Cultural Economics - - - Economic Sociology; Economic Anthropology; Language; Social and Economic Stratification
    • Q01 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - General - - - Sustainable Development
    • A14 - General Economics and Teaching - - General Economics - - - Sociology of Economics


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