Reference : “Gender Gaps in Social Capital: a theoretical interpretation of the Italian evidence”
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“Gender Gaps in Social Capital: a theoretical interpretation of the Italian evidence”
Joxhe, Majlinda mailto [University of Luxembourg > Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance (FDEF) > Center for Research in Economic Analysis (CREA) >]
Addis, Elisabetta [University of Sassari > Department of Law]
In this paper, we show that social capital accumulation along the life cycle is different for men and women. We discuss the concept of social capital and some problems connected to its definition and measurement. We survey the literature on gender and social capital and use the Italian data of the “Multiscopo” Survey to assess differences in life cycle accumulation of social capital by sex and age. The lifecycle profile of social capital accumulation is gendered, with men accumulating more social capital at all ages, with a different peak and overall profile. We also show that, over 15 years, the gap in social capital by sex narrowed. Finally, we introduce a model of social capital structure compatible with the empirical evidence and with notions of gender as defined in feminist literature.
International Association for Feminist Economics -24th IAFFE Annual Conference
16-08-2015 to 18-08-2015
Berlin School of Economics and Law
[en] Social Capital ; Gender ; Relations ; Life cycle ; Italy
Sardinian Regional Authority
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