The effects of human capital on social capital : a cross-country analysis

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Show simple item record Denny, Kevin 2008-12-10T17:15:30Z 2008-12-10T17:15:30Z 2003, The Institute for Fiscal Studies en 2003-09-11
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dc.description.abstract This paper uses two sets of cross-country micro datasets to analyse individuals’ participation in voluntary and community activities and organisations. Analysing countries in the International Adult Literacy Survey and focusing on the impact of human capital I find a consistently positive effect of years of education on participation with the marginal effect of an additional year being around 2 or 3% for most countries. The effects are somewhat higher in English speaking countries. However controlling for functional literacy reduces this significantly with literacy accounting for around half the marginal effect of education. Labour market effects are generally very weak Using instrumental variables for a subset of countries we test and are unable to reject the hypothesis that education is exogenous. Using Eurobarometer data yields higher estimated impacts of schooling for most countries. It is also shown how attitudes towards the “third sector” predict higher participation in some forms of volunteering while a measure of religiosity often predicts more altruistic volunteering. en
dc.description.sponsorship Atlantic Philanthropies en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Institute for Fiscal Studies en
dc.relation.ispartofseries IFS Working Papers en
dc.relation.ispartofseries W03/16 en
dc.subject.classification D63 en
dc.subject.lcsh Voluntarism en
dc.subject.lcsh Literacy en
dc.subject.lcsh Labor supply--Effect of education on en
dc.title The effects of human capital on social capital : a cross-country analysis en
dc.type Working Paper en
dc.internal.authorurl Kevin Denny (web page) en
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dc.internal.authorid UCD0005 en
dc.internal.availability Full text available en
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dc.status Not peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1920/wp.ifs.2003.0316
dc.neeo.contributor Denny|Kevin|aut|UCD0005

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