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Title: Roots of civic cooperation : the impact of social inequality on social capital
Authors : Lagalante, Marco Mario Nicola
Advisors / Reviewers : Barthelmess Röthlisberger, Petra
Extent : 109
Publisher / Ed. Institution : ZHAW Zürcher Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaften
Publisher / Ed. Institution: Winterthur
Issue Date: 2018
License (according to publishing contract) : CC BY-NC-ND 4.0: Attribution - Non commercial - No derivatives 4.0 International
Language : English
Subject (DDC) : 305: Social groups
330: Economics
Abstract: There is a widespread perception that trust and social capital have declined in Switzerland as well as other advanced economies, whereas social inequality has tended to increase. While previous research has noted that measured trust declines as individuals become less similar to one another, this research study examines whether the downward trend in social capital is responding to the increase in social inequality. Also, this paper makes a number of contributions with implications for existing theories and practices in the field of social capital, with a specific focus on the endogeneity of the concept. To test the hypotheses of this paper, an internet-based survey has been conducted on 211 students of the Zurich University of Applied Sciences in Switzerland. The internet-based survey was translated into two languages (German and English) and was conducted as a compulsory part during six lecture sessions allowing to achieve a well-balanced data collection.
Departement: School of Management and Law
Publication type: Bachelor thesis
DOI : 10.21256/zhaw-2304
Appears in Collections:BSc International Management

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