Social trust and human development


Ozcan B., Bjornskov C.

JOURNAL OF SOCIO-ECONOMICS, cilt.40, ss.753-762, 2011 (SSCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 40 Konu: 6
  • Basım Tarihi: 2011
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/j.socec.2011.08.007
  • Dergi Adı: JOURNAL OF SOCIO-ECONOMICS
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.753-762

Özet

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.