Economic hardship and social capital in Europe: A comparative analysis of 27 democracies

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ID Serval
serval:BIB_E2B61FC38D9B
Type
Article: article d'un périodique ou d'un magazine.
Collection
Publications
Titre
Economic hardship and social capital in Europe: A comparative analysis of 27 democracies
Périodique
European Journal of Political Research
Auteur(s)
Bundi Pirmin, Freitag Markus
ISSN
0304-4130
1475-6765
Statut éditorial
Publié
Date de publication
14/10/2019
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Langue
anglais
Résumé
This article evaluates whether economic hardship affects social capital in Europe. Comparing 27 European countries, it evaluates the impact of personal experiences of economic hardship on engagement in voluntary associations as a cornerstone of civic and democratic life. Empirical analyses of the Eurobarometer data indicate that individual economic hardship has indeed a negative effect on associational volunteering in Europe. However, the result is qualified in two respects. First, it is found that the effect of individual economic hardship is contingent upon education. Second, this effect mostly refers to volunteering for associations providing solidarity goods (Putnam groups). These results have broader implications for understanding how economic hardship shapes the social capital within democratic societies.
Mots-clé
Sociology and Political Science
Web of science
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16/04/2019 8:47
Dernière modification de la notice
20/11/2019 6:20
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