The Role of Social Capital in Development: An Empirical Assessment

The Role of Social Capital in Development: An Empirical Assessment

by Christiaan Grootaert, Thierry van Bastelaer, Robert Puttnam
     
 

This book documents the role of social capital in accelerating poverty alleviation and rural development.See more details below

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This book documents the role of social capital in accelerating poverty alleviation and rural development.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521065795
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
02/28/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

List of figures and maps
List of tables
List of boxes
Notes on contributors
Acknowledgments
Foreword
Introduction and overview1
Pt. ISocial capital at the micro and macro levels: a conceptual discussion and review
1Social capital and poverty: a microeconomic perspective19
2Social capital, growth, and poverty: a survey of cross-country evidence42
Pt. 2The impact of social capital on development
3Mapping and measuring social capital through assessment of collective action to conserve and develop watersheds in Rajasthan, India85
4Social capital and the firm: evidence from agricultural traders in Madagascar125
5How do participation and social capital affect community-based water projects? Evidence from Central Java, Indonesia155
6Does social capital increase participation in voluntary solid waste management? Evidence from Dhaka, Bangladesh188
Pt. 3The creation and transformation of social capital
7The impact of development assistance on social capital: evidence from Kenya213
8Induced social capital and federations of the rural poor in the Andes234
9Social capital and social cohesion: case studies from Cambodia and Rwanda279
10Ethnicity, capital formation, and conflict: evidence from Africa310
Conclusion: measuring impact and drawing policy implications341
Index351

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