Social Capital as Social Networks. A New Framework for Measurement
Sapienza University of Rome - Department of Economics and Law; Euricse
The contribution of this paper to the social capital literature is twofold. Drawing on the Italian data, it firstly provides a new framework for measurement, allowing to build indicators for five different components of the multidimensional concept of social capital. Secondly, it provides a single, synthetic, measure capturing that particular configuration of social capital which the literature generally associates with positive economic outcomes. This measure is here referred to as "developmental social capital".
Number of Pages in PDF File: 32
Keywords: Social capital, Social networks, Economic development, Principal component analysis, Multiple factor analysis
JEL Classification: A12, O10, O18, R11, Z13
Date posted: July 13, 2005