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Title:On Representative Social Capital PDF Logo
Authors:Bellemare, Charles
Kröger, Sabine
Issue Date:2004
Series/Report no.:IZA Discussion paper series 1145
Abstract:This paper analyzes data for a random sample drawn from the Dutch population who reveal their propensity to invest and reward investments in building up social capital by means of an economic experiment. We find substantial heterogeneity in the propensity to invest and in the propensity to reward investments. In particular, we find strong evidence that the young, elderly, and low educated individuals invest relatively less, but are relatively more likely to reward investments in social capital. On the other hand, labor market participation, income, and religion do not have any significant impact on behavior in the experiment.
Subjects:social capital investments
experimental economics
representative samples
JEL:C10
C90
Z13
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:IZA Discussion Papers, Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit (IZA)

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