Social Capital and the Labor Market

29 Pages Posted: 2 Jun 2016

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Agust Arnorsson

University of Iceland

Gylfi Zoega

Birkbeck College; Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR)

Date Written: June 2, 2016

Abstract

Using canonical-correlation analysis we find significant differences in social capital between European regions. Teaching children to be independent, imaginative, and tolerant contrib- utes positively to social capital, as does a higher level of trust towards fellow citizens. These differences can account for differences in unemployment, male labor force participation, and average hours of work across regions.

Suggested Citation

Arnorsson, Agust and Zoega, Gylfi, Social Capital and the Labor Market (June 2, 2016). Capitalism & Society, Vol. 11, Issue 1, Article 1, 2016. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2788829

Agust Arnorsson

University of Iceland ( email )

Iceland

Gylfi Zoega (Contact Author)

Birkbeck College ( email )

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London, WC1E 7HX
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Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR)

London
United Kingdom

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