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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," Labor and Demography 0512012, EconWPA.
  • Handle: RePEc:wpa:wuwpla:0512012 Note: Type of Document - pdf; pages: 35. Third Sector and Civil Economy Working Paper Series, No. 26 (December 2005), University of Bologna, Faculty of Economics
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    Keywords

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

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    • J - Labor and Demographic Economics

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