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Social capital at work How family, friends and civic ties relate to labour market outcomes

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  • Wendy Stone

    (Australian Institute of Family Studies)

  • Matthew Gray

    (Australian National University)

  • Jody Huges

    (Australian Institute of Family Studies)

Abstract

This paper investigates the extent to which an individual's 'stock' of social capital relates to labour force outcomes, over and above more well established determinants. In particular, it examines how family and kinship networks, friends and neighbours relate to individual labour market outcomes, compared with the role of civic ties and institutional networks. Using data collected from a national random sample of 1500 Australians, the paper investigates the relative impact of trust, bonding, bridging and linking relationships upon labour force status and successful job search method.

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  • Wendy Stone & Matthew Gray & Jody Huges, 2004. "Social capital at work How family, friends and civic ties relate to labour market outcomes," Others 0408005, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  • Handle: RePEc:wpa:wuwpot:0408005
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    1. Mithen, Johanna & Aitken, Zoe & Ziersch, Anne & Kavanagh, Anne M., 2015. "Inequalities in social capital and health between people with and without disabilities," Social Science & Medicine, Elsevier, vol. 126(C), pages 26-35.
    2. Matloob Piracha & Massimiliano Tani & Matias Vaira-Lucero, 2016. "Social capital and immigrants' labour market performance," Papers in Regional Science, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 95, pages 107-126, March.
    3. Carol Newman & Finn Tarp & Katleen Van Den Broeck, 2014. "Social Capital, Network Effects, and Savings in Rural Vietnam," Review of Income and Wealth, International Association for Research in Income and Wealth, vol. 60(1), pages 79-99, March.
    4. Stanley, John K. & Hensher, David A. & Stanley, Janet R. & Vella-Brodrick, Dianne, 2011. "Mobility, social exclusion and well-being: Exploring the links," Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, Elsevier, vol. 45(8), pages 789-801, October.
    5. repec:cog:socinc:v:5:y:2017:i:4:p:116-131 is not listed on IDEAS
    6. Reimer, Bill & Lyons, Tara & Ferguson, Nelson & Polanco, Geraldina, 2007. "Social Capital as Social Relations: the contribution of normative structures," MPRA Paper 66489, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    7. Stanley, Janet & Stanley, John & Vella-Brodrick, Dianne & Currie, Graham, 2010. "The place of transport in facilitating social inclusion via the mediating influence of social capital," Research in Transportation Economics, Elsevier, vol. 29(1), pages 280-286.

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    • Q - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics
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