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Social Capital and the Labour Market

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Type: Working Paper
Author: Sabatini, Fabio
Date: 2008
Agency: Munich Personal RePEc Archive, Munich, Germany
Series: MPRA Paper, no. 6582
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10535/8297
Sector: Social Organization
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Subject(s): social capital
Abstract: "The main question of this paper is: what type of social capital is able to mitigate labour precariousness and to foster human development? This issue has been addressed through a review of the literature and an empirical investigation on the Italian regions. The analysis shows that only bonding social capital mitigates precariousness on the labour market, while the weak ties shaping voluntary organizations are the only type of social capital that nourish human development, thereby fostering sustainable growth."

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