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Social capital, economic growth and well-being

  • Francesco Sarracino,

In the long run economic growth does not improve people's well-being. Traditional theories – adaptation and social comparisons – explain this evidence, but they don't explain what shapes the trend of subjective well-being and its differences across countries. Recent research identified in social capital a plausible candidate to explain the trends of well-being.
This dissertation adopts various econometric techniques to explore the relationship over time among social capital, economic growth and subjective well-being.
The main conclusion is that social capital is a good predictor of the trend of subjective well-being, both within and across countries. Hence, policies for well-being should aim at preserving and enhancing social capital for the quality of the social environment matters.

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Francesco Sarracino

STATEC, National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, Luxembourg

Francesco Sarracino is researcher at STATEC (Luxembourg) and an associate researcher of the Laboratory for Comparative Social Research (Russia). In 2010 he got a Ph.D. in Economics (University of Firenze, Italy) and afterwards he benefited of a Marie Curie post-doc grant at CEPS/INSTEAD (Luxembourg). His work aims at identifying policies to make economic growth compatible with people's well-being and to pursue a sustainable development. His research focuses on developed and developing countries and is based on within and cross-country empirical evidence.
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Book Title

Social capital, economic growth and well-being

Authors

Francesco Sarracino

Peer Reviewed

Publication Year

2012

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© 2012 Author(s)

Content License

CC BY-ND 3.0 IT

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CC0 1.0

Publisher Name

Firenze University Press

DOI

10.36253/978-88-6655-277-2

eISBN (pdf)

978-88-6655-277-2

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978-88-9273-575-0

Series Title

Premio Ricerca «Città di Firenze»

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2705-0289

Series E-ISSN

2705-0297

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