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
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521065798

ISBN-13: 9780521065795

Pub. Date: 02/28/2008

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Social capital can be defined as the institutions and networks of relationships between people, complemented by the attitudes, norms and values that underlie them. Based on a large volume of newly collected data from ten countries, this is the first book to provide a rigorous empirical testing of the link between social capital and economic development. It

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Social capital can be defined as the institutions and networks of relationships between people, complemented by the attitudes, norms and values that underlie them. Based on a large volume of newly collected data from ten countries, this is the first book to provide a rigorous empirical testing of the link between social capital and economic development. It documents the pervasive role of social capital in accelerating poverty alleviation and rural development, facilitating the provision of goods and services, and easing political transition and recovery from civil conflicts.

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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

Foreword Robert D. Putnam; Introduction and overview Christiaan Grootaert and Thierry van Bastelaer; Part I. Social Capital at the Micro and Macro Levels: A Conceptual Discussion and Review: 1. Social capital and poverty: a microeconomic perspective Paul Collier; 2. Social capital, growth, and poverty: a survey of cross-country evidence Stephen Knack; Part II. The Impact of Social Capital on Development: 3. Mapping and measuring social capital through assessment of collective action to conserve and develop watersheds in Rajasthan, India Anirudh Krishna and Norman Uphoff; 4. Social capital and the firm: evidence from agricultural traders in Madagascar Marcel Fafchamps and Bart Minten; 5. How do participation and social capital affect community-based water projects? Evidence from central Java, Indonesia Jonathan Isham and Satu Kähkönen; 6. Does social capital increase participation in voluntary solid waste management? Evidence from Dhaka, Bangladesh Sheoli Pargal, Daniel Gilligan, and Mainul Huq; Part III. The Creation and Transformation of Social Capital: 7. The impact of development assistance on social capital: evidence from Kenya Mary Kay Gugerty and Michael Kremer; 8. Induced social capital and federations of the rural poor in the Andes Anthony J. Bebbington and Thomas F. Carroll; 9. Social capital and social cohesion: case studies from Cambodia and Rwanda Nat J. Colletta and Michelle L. Cullen; 10. Ethnicity, capital formation, and conflict: evidence from Africa Robert H. Bates and Irene Yackovlev I; 11. Measuring impact and drawing policy implications Christiaan Grootaert and Thierry van Bastelaer.

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