Bridging Social Capital and Individual Earnings: Evidence for an Inverted U

Katarzyna Growiec , Jakub Growiec


Based on data on a cross section of individuals surveyed in the 1999--2002 wave of World and European Values Surveys, we investigate the multilateral associations between bridging social capital, individuals' earnings, as well as social trust and employment status. Our analysis provides robust evidence that the relationship between bridging social capital and earnings is inverted-U shaped. We carry out a range of tests in order to ascertain that this result is not driven by regressor endogeneity or omitted variables bias. We also identify significant interaction effects between bridging social capital, social trust, and employment status.
Author Katarzyna Growiec (Wydział Psychologii)
Katarzyna Growiec,,
- Wydział Psychologii
, Jakub Growiec
Jakub Growiec,,
Journal seriesSocial Indicators Research, ISSN 0303-8300, (A 35 pkt)
Issue year2016
Publication size in sheets1.5
Keywords in EnglishBridging social capital, Social trust, Earnings, Nonlinearity
ASJC Classification3300 General Social Sciences; 3312 Sociology and Political Science; 1201 Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous); 3204 Developmental and Educational Psychology
Languageen angielski
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Publication indicators Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2016 = 1.326; WoS Impact Factor: 2016 = 1.743 (2) - 2016=2.116 (5)
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