Social trust and human development


Ozcan B., Bjornskov C.

JOURNAL OF SOCIO-ECONOMICS, vol.40, no.6, pp.753-762, 2011 (Journal Indexed in SSCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 40 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.socec.2011.08.007
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF SOCIO-ECONOMICS
  • Page Numbers: pp.753-762

Abstract

A series of studies connect social trust to economic growth. In this paper, we explore the connection between trust and a broader measure of development, the UN Human Development Index. We find that trust is significantly associated with faster human development in the 1980-2005 period. The impact of trust occurs mainly in less democratic countries. (C) 2011 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.