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Social capital, labour precariousness and the economic performance. An empirical assessment of the strength of weak ties in Italy

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  • Fabio Sabatini

    (University of Rome La Sapienza, Department of Public Economics)

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This paper carries out an assessment of the influence that different kinds of social ties exert on labour precariousness, on the state of health of urban environments and on the economic performance in Italy. Overall, the empirical evidence shows that weak ties connecting members of voluntary organizations positively affect the economic performance and the quality of urban ecosystems, differently from strong ties connecting family members and close friends, which, on the other side, are proved to reduce labour precariousness.

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  • Fabio Sabatini, 2005. "Social capital, labour precariousness and the economic performance. An empirical assessment of the strength of weak ties in Italy," Development and Comp Systems 0512009, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  • Handle: RePEc:wpa:wuwpdc:0512009
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    Keywords

    Social capital; Social networks; Economic development; Social quality; Civil Society; Labour precariousness; Structural Equations Modelling;

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    • O - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth
    • P - Economic Systems

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