Social Capital and Economic Development: Well-Being in Developing Countries

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Considering the implications of social capital research for the teaching and practice of development economics, a team of professors of economics from Middlebury College, Vermont present 12 papers from an April 2000 conference. The papers are arranged in thematic fashion, exploring the history and scope of the concept of social capital, empirical and experimental evidence on social capital and well-being, and policy implications for investing social capital in the field. ...
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Overview

Considering the implications of social capital research for the teaching and practice of development economics, a team of professors of economics from Middlebury College, Vermont present 12 papers from an April 2000 conference. The papers are arranged in thematic fashion, exploring the history and scope of the concept of social capital, empirical and experimental evidence on social capital and well-being, and policy implications for investing social capital in the field. Annotation c. Book News, Inc.,Portland, OR
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781840646993
  • Publisher: Elgar, Edward Publishing, Inc.
  • Publication date: 1/1/2002
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

List of figures
List of tables
Preface
Notes on the contributors
List of abbreviations
Pt. I The History and Scope of the Concept of Social Capital in Development Economics
1 Social capital and well-being in developing countries: an introduction 3
2 Social capital in theory and practice: where do we stand? 18
3 Reflections on social and antisocial capital 40
4 Bonds and bridges: social capital and poverty 58
Pt. II Empirical and Experimental Evidence on Social Capital and Well-Being
5 Social capital, education and credit markets: empirical evidence from Burkina Faso 85
6 The interactions of bonding, bridging and linking dimensions of social capital: evidence from rural Paraguay 104
7 Measuring social capital: adding field experimental methods to the analytical toolbox 119
8 Rethinking local commons dilemmas: lessons from experimental economics in the field 138
Pt. III Investing in Social Capital in the Field
9 Can investments in social capital improve local development and environmental outcomes? A cost-benefit framework to assess the policy options 159
10 Social capital and environmental management: culture, perceptions and action among slum dwellers in Bangkok 176
11 Building networks of social capital for grassroots development among indigenous communities in Bolivia and Mexico 197
12 Resilient communities: building the social foundations of human security 215
Index 228
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