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Is Social Capital Really Capital

20 Pages Posted: 22 Aug 2001  

Lindon J. Robison

Michigan State University - Department of Agricultural Economics

A. Allan Schmid

Michigan State University - Department of Agricultural Economics

Marcelo Siles

Michigan State University

Date Written: February 2000

Abstract

Social capital defined as sympathy has capital-like properties including transformaton capacity, durability, flexibility, opportunities for decay (maintenance), reliability, ability to create other capital forms and investment (disinvestment) opportunities.

Keywords: Social capital, sympathy, caring, investment, transformation capacity.

JEL Classification: Z13, D1, D64, B52

Suggested Citation

Robison, Lindon J. and Schmid, A. Allan and Siles, Marcelo, Is Social Capital Really Capital (February 2000). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=280892 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.280892

Lindon J. Robison

Michigan State University - Department of Agricultural Economics ( email )

East Lansing, MI 48824
United States

A. Allan Schmid (Contact Author)

Michigan State University - Department of Agricultural Economics ( email )

East Lansing, MI 48824
United States
517-355-2266 (Phone)
517-432-1800 (Fax)

Marcelo Siles

Michigan State University ( email )

Agriculture Hall
East Lansing, MI 48824-1122
United States

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