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Capitale sociale robusto


  • Damiano Fiorillo

    () (Department of Economic Studies, Parthenope University of Naples)


This paper presents a framework characterized by three definitions of social capital and a hypothesis of conceptual robustness that looks, first of all, at the results of empirical literature on social capital and economic outcomes, such as growth and formal institutions; and secondly, on a micro-econometric analysis of the accumulation of social capital variables conducted using the ISTAT’s (Italian Central Statistical Office) Multiscopo survey. The paper shows that repeated social interactions and social norms concepts are consistent with a hypothesis of conceptual robustness and that some potential instrumental variables, correlated with social capital accumulation and uncorrelated with household income are found, provides means to deal with Durlaufs’ econometric instrumental variables problem.

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  • Damiano Fiorillo, 2009. "Capitale sociale robusto," Working Papers 1_2009, D.E.S. (Department of Economic Studies), University of Naples "Parthenope", Italy.
  • Handle: RePEc:prt:wpaper:1_2009

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    1. Antonio Garofalo & R. Plasman & Concetto Paolo Vinci, 2000. "Reducing Working Time In An Efficiency Wage Economy With A Dual Labour Market," Working Papers 7_2000, D.E.S. (Department of Economic Studies), University of Naples "Parthenope", Italy.
    2. M.Rosaria Alfano & A. Laura Baraldi, 2008. "The design of electoral rules and their impact on economic growth: the Italian case," Working Papers 3_2008, D.E.S. (Department of Economic Studies), University of Naples "Parthenope", Italy.
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    1. Fiorillo, Damiano, 2005. "Capitale Sociale Civile: una nota sui concetti e sulla evidenza empirica macro
      [Civil Social Capital: a note on the concepts and on the macro empirical evidence]
      ," MPRA Paper 3822, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    2. Damiano Fiorillo & Nunzia Nappo, 2014. "Job satisfaction in Italy: individual characteristics and social relations," International Journal of Social Economics, Emerald Group Publishing, vol. 41(8), pages 683-704, August.

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    statistical matching; social capital; conceptual robustness;

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