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dc.contributor.authorRoskruge, Matthew James
dc.contributor.authorGrimes, Arthur
dc.contributor.authorMcCann, Philip
dc.contributor.authorPoot, Jacques
dc.identifier.citationRoskruge, M., Grimes, A., McCann, P. & Poot, J. (2010). Social capital and regional social infrastructure investment: Evidence from New Zealand. Motu Working Paper 10-03. Wellington, New Zealand: Motu Economic and Public Policy Research.en_NZ
dc.description.abstractIn this paper we link unique data on local social infrastructure expenditure with micro-level individual survey data of self-reported social capital measures of trust and participation in community activities. We use both probit and tobit models to estimate the impact of social infrastructure expenditure on social capital formation. Our results imply that the links between social capital, demographic characteristics, human capital, geography and public social infrastructure investment are rather more subtle and complex than much of the literature implies. While we find evidence in support of many of the hypothesized relationships discussed in the social capital literature, our results also suggest that the impact of public social infrastructure investment is affected by both selection effects and free rider processes.en_NZ
dc.subjectsocial capitalen_NZ
dc.subjectpublic infrastructureen_NZ
dc.titleSocial capital and regional social infrastructure investment: Evidence from New Zealanden_NZ
dc.typeWorking Paperen_NZ

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