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dc.contributor.authorBrueckner, Jan Keithen_US
dc.contributor.authorLargey, Ann G.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2006-12-14en_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-07-28T08:13:21Z-
dc.date.available2009-07-28T08:13:21Z-
dc.date.issued2006en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/25888-
dc.description.abstractVarious authors, most notably Putnam (2000), have argued that low-density living reduces social capital and thus social interaction, and this argument has been used to buttress criticisms of urban sprawl. If low densities in fact reduce social interaction, then an externality arises, validating Putnam’s critique. In choosing their own lot sizes, consumers would fail to consider the loss of interaction benefits for their neighbors when lot size is increased. Lot sizes would then be inefficiently large, and cities excessively spread out. The paper tests the premise of this argument (the existence of a positive link between interaction and density) using data from the Social Capital Benchmark Survey. In the empirical work, social interaction measures for individual survey respondents are regressed on census-tract density and a host of household characteristics, using an instrumental-variable approach to control for the potential endogeneity of density.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherCESifo Münchenen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesCESifo working paper 1843en_US
dc.subject.jelR1en_US
dc.subject.jelJ11en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.stwUrbanisierungen_US
dc.subject.stwSoziale Beziehungenen_US
dc.subject.stwUSAen_US
dc.titleSocial interaction and urban sprawlen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn521194504en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
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