Yamamura, Eiji (2010): How are social ties formed? : Interaction of neighborhood and individual immobility.
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Using individual data from Japan, this paper investigates how a neighbor’s immobility is associated with individual investment in social capital. It is found that local homeownership has a positive effect on individual investment and that this effect for individual homeowners is about 2.5 times larger than for renters.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||How are social ties formed? : Interaction of neighborhood and individual immobility|
|Keywords:||Social ties; Social capital; homeownership; length of residence|
|Subjects:||D - Microeconomics > D7 - Analysis of Collective Decision-Making > D71 - Social Choice ; Clubs ; Committees ; Associations
Z - Other Special Topics > Z1 - Cultural Economics ; Economic Sociology ; Economic Anthropology > Z13 - Economic Sociology ; Economic Anthropology ; Social and Economic Stratification
R - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics > R1 - General Regional Economics > R11 - Regional Economic Activity: Growth, Development, Environmental Issues, and Changes
R - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics > R2 - Household Analysis > R23 - Regional Migration ; Regional Labor Markets ; Population ; Neighborhood Characteristics
|Depositing User:||eiji yamamura|
|Date Deposited:||29. Jun 2010 01:58|
|Last Modified:||02. Mar 2013 09:44|
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