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Social capital and the labour market

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Important readings

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Alesina, A., Giuliano, P. (2014). Family ties. In S. Durlauf and P. Aghion (Eds). Handbook of Economic Growth. Amsterdam: Elsevier.

We study the role of the most primitive institution in society: the family. Its organization and...

Bartolini, S., Bilancini, E. (2011). Social Participation and Hours Worked. Department of Economics University of Siena Working Paper No. 620

We investigate the relationship between social participation and the hours worked in the market....

Burchardi, K., Hassan, T. (2011). The Economic Impact of Social Ties: Evidence from German Reunification. CEPR Discussion Paper DP8470

We use the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 to identify a causal effect of social ties on regional...

Calvo-Armengol, A., Jackson, M. O. (2004). The Effects of Social Networks on Employment and Inequality. American Economic Review 94(3): 426-454

We develop a model where agents obtain information about job opportunities through an explicitly...

Cingano, F., Rosolia, A. (2012). People I Know: Job Search and Social Networks. Journal of Labor Economics 30(2): 291-332.

We assess the strength of information spillovers relating unemployment duration of workers...

Guiso, L., Rustichini, A. (2011). What drives women out of entrepreneurship? The joint role of testosterone and culture

Exploiting variation across communities in indices correlated with women emancipation, we show that...

Sabatini, F. (2006). An Inquiry into the Empirics of Social Capital and Economic Development. Sapienza University of Rome, PhD Thesis

Fabio Sabatini PhD Programme in Economics University of Rome La Sapienza, Department of Public...

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