Antoci, Angelo and Sacco, Pier Luigi and Vanin, Paolo (2008): Participation, growth and social poverty: social capital in a homogeneous society. Published in: Open Economics Journal No. 1 : pp. 1-13.
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We introduce social capital accumulation into a neoclassical model, showing how it differs from physical and human capital accumulation. We take the view that social capital is crucial to the enjoyment of socially provided goods and that it is mainly accumulated by means of participation to social activities. Under-investment in social capital maylead a growing economy to fall into a social poverty trap. We argue that this risk is particularly relevant for advanced societies.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Participation, growth and social poverty: social capital in a homogeneous society|
|Keywords:||Social capital; self-protection choices; social poverty traps|
|Subjects:||D - Microeconomics > D6 - Welfare Economics > D62 - Externalities
I - Health, Education, and Welfare > I3 - Welfare, Well-Being, and Poverty > I31 - General Welfare, Well-Being
J - Labor and Demographic Economics > J2 - Demand and Supply of Labor > J22 - Time Allocation and Labor Supply
D - Microeconomics > D6 - Welfare Economics > D64 - Altruism ; Philanthropy
Z - Other Special Topics > Z1 - Cultural Economics ; Economic Sociology ; Economic Anthropology > Z13 - Economic Sociology ; Economic Anthropology ; Social and Economic Stratification
|Depositing User:||Angelo Antoci|
|Date Deposited:||28. Feb 2009 11:45|
|Last Modified:||11. Feb 2013 18:30|
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