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    Social capital, poverty and social exclusion in Italy

    Andriani, Luca and Karyampas, Dimitrios (2010) Social capital, poverty and social exclusion in Italy. Working Paper. Birkbeck College, University of London, London, UK.

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    Abstract

    The paper investigates whether social capital can affect the standard living of the Italian households based on poverty and social exclusion. The analysis is developed at the regional level through cross-sections based in the year 2002 and in the year 2003. The indices of social capital that we use are the associational activity a la Putnam and a new proxy based on the regional density of industrial districts. By using the empirical model advanced by Grootaert (2001) we find that our results confirm the theory of social capital and poverty transition mechanism advanced by Narayan and Woolcock (2000). Moreover we find significant and negative correlation between social capital and the measures of social exclusion. All these results, drive the paper to the conclusion that social capital is positively correlated to higher level of living standard.

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    Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
    Additional Information: BWPEF 1005
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Business, Economics & Informatics > Management
    Research Centre: Innovation Management Research, Birkbeck Centre for, Corporate Governance and Ethics, London Centre for
    Depositing User: Administrator
    Date Deposited: 21 Jun 2013 11:38
    Last Modified: 12 Dec 2016 13:52
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/7550

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