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Social Capital, Information Flows, and Income Creation in Rural Canada: A Cross-Community Analysis

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Social Capital, Information Flows, and Income Creation in Rural Canada: A Cross-Community Analysis

Tiepoh, M. Geepu Nah and Reimer, Bill (2004) Social Capital, Information Flows, and Income Creation in Rural Canada: A Cross-Community Analysis. Journal of Socio-Economics, 33 (4). pp. 427-448. ISSN 1053-5357

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Abstract

We propose that (i) social capacity, defined as the ability of people to organize and use their social capital, does influence their level of income, and that (ii) this is because social capital use facilitates the flow of income-related knowledge and information between economic agents. Tests of these propositions based on a framework classifying social capital as a productive asset embedded in four types of social relations, and using data on household and community social capital for rural Canada, revealed some supportive evidence.

Divisions:Concordia University > Faculty of Arts and Science > Sociology and Anthropology
Item Type:Article
Refereed:Yes
Authors:Tiepoh, M. Geepu Nah and Reimer, Bill
Journal or Publication:Journal of Socio-Economics
Date:September 2004
Keywords:social capital; income; information; rural; development; economics
ID Code:6476
Deposited By:WILLIAM C. REIMER
Deposited On:18 Jan 2010 16:16
Last Modified:08 Dec 2010 18:46
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