Skip to main content Accessibility help
×
Home
Hostname: page-component-55597f9d44-t4qhp Total loading time: 0.443 Render date: 2022-08-08T11:07:46.776Z Has data issue: true Feature Flags: { "shouldUseShareProductTool": true, "shouldUseHypothesis": true, "isUnsiloEnabled": true, "useRatesEcommerce": false, "useNewApi": true } hasContentIssue true

Civic Engagement and Community Heterogeneity: An Economist's Perspective

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  09 January 2004

Dora L. Costa
Affiliation:
Ford Career Development Associate Professor of Economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (costa@mit.edu); she is also a research associate for the National Bureau of Economic Research
Matthew E. Kahn
Affiliation:
Associate professor of international economics at the Fletcher School, Tufts University (matt.kahn@tufts.edu).

Abstract

Now many of them [economists] are writing about neighborhood get-togethers, PTAs, Bible study classes, and the like …. This is not necessarily a good thing.—Claude S. Fischer, “Bowling Alone: What's the Score?”The authors thank the participants in the Conference on Social Connectedness and Public Activism (Harvard University), where an earlier version of this article was delivered in May 2002; Jennifer Hochschild; and four anonymous reviewers for comments. They also thank NIH grant R01 AG19637. Additionally, Dora Costa thanks NIH grants AG12658 and AG10120.

Type
SYMPOSIUM
Copyright
2003 by the American Political Science Association

Access options

Get access to the full version of this content by using one of the access options below. (Log in options will check for institutional or personal access. Content may require purchase if you do not have access.)

References

Alesina AlbertoReza BaqirWilliam Easterly1999 Public goods and ethnic divisions Quarterly Journal of Economics 114 41,243-84Google Scholar
Alesina AlbertoEliana La Ferrara2000 Participation in heterogeneous communities Quarterly Journal of Economics 115 3847 904Google Scholar
Alesina AlbertoEliana La Ferrara2002 Who trusts others? Journal of Public Economics 85 2207-34Google Scholar
Athey SusanChris AveryPeter Zemsky2000 Mentoring and diversity American Economic Review 90 4765-86Google Scholar
Bourdieu Pierre1986 Forms of capitalHandbook of Theory and Research for the Sociology of EducationJohn G. RichardsonWestport, ConnGreenwood Press241-60
Bowen William G.Derek Bok1998 The Shape of the River: Long-Term Consequences of Considering Race in College and University AdmissionsPrincetonPrinceton University Press
Brady Henry E.Kay LehmanSchlozman Sidney Verba1995 Beyond SES: A resource model of political participation American Political Science Review 89 2271-94Google Scholar
Coleman James1990 Foundations of Social TheoryCambridgeHarvard University Press
Costa Dora L.Kahn Matthew E.Cowards and heroes: Group loyalty in the American Civil War Quarterly Journal of Economics Forthcoming, a. Available at web.mit.edu/costa/www/papers.html.
Costa Dora L.Kahn Matthew E.Understanding the American decline in social capital, 1952–1998 Kyklos Forthcoming, b. Available at web.mit.edu/costa/www/papers.html.
Dolgonos Sarah A.Lamas. Daniela J.2000 Many protested randomization, but minority groups were among the most vocal.The Harvard Crimson8 June. Available at www.thecrimson.com.
Easterly WilliamRoss Levine1997 Africa's growth tragedy: Policies and ethnic divisions Quarterly Journal of Economics 112 41,203-50Google Scholar
Ercolani Marco G.Stephen P. Jenkins1998 The polarisation of work and the distribution of income in BritainInstitute for Labour Research Working Paper No. 98/20 University of Essex
Fischer Claude S.2001 Bowling Alone: What's the score?Unpublished manuscript BerkeleyUniversity of California
Glaeser Edward L.Hedi D. KallalJose A. ScheinkmanAndrei Shleifer1992 Growth in cities Journal of Political Economy 100 61,126-52Google Scholar
Glaeser Edward L.David I. LaibsonJose A. ScheinkmanChristine L. Soutter2000 Measuring trust Quarterly Journal of Economics 115 3811-46Google Scholar
Goldin ClaudiaLawrence F. Katz1999 Human capital and social capital: The rise of secondary schooling in America, 1910 to 1940 Journal of Interdisciplinary History 29 4683 723Google Scholar
Guiso LuigiPaola SapienzaLuigi Zingales2000 The role of social capital in financial developmentNational Bureau of Economic Research Working Paper 7563
Harris Amy RehderWilliam N. EvansRobert M. Schwab2001 Education spending in an aging America Journal of Public Economics 81 3449-72Google Scholar
Jacobs Jane1969 The Economy of CitiesNew YorkVintage Books
Karlan Dean2003 Social capital and group bankingUnpublished manuscript CambridgeMassachusetts Institute of TechnologyAvailable at www.wws.princeton.edu/~dkarlan/papers.html. Accessed 10 February 2003
Knack StephenPhilip Keefer1997 Does social capital have an economic payoff? A cross-country investigation Quarterly Journal of Economics 112 41,251-88Google Scholar
La Ferrara Eliana2002 Inequality and group participation: Theory and evidence from rural Tanzania Journal of Public Economics 85 2235-73Google Scholar
La Porta RafaelFlorencio Lopez-de-SilanesAndrei ShleiferRobert W. Vishny1997 Trust in large organizations American Economic Review 87 2333-38Google Scholar
Linderman Gerald F.1987 Embattled Courage: The Experience of Combat in the American Civil WarNew YorkThe Free Press
Lindert Peter H.1996 What limits social spending? Explorations in Economic History 33 11 34Google Scholar
Luttmer Erzo F. P.2001 Group loyalty and the taste for redistribution Journal of Political Economy 109 3500-28Google Scholar
McPherson James M.1997 For Cause and Comrades: Why Men Fought in the Civil WarOxfordOxford University Press
Miguel EdwardMary Kay Gugerty2002 Ethnic diversity, social sanctions, and public goods in KenyaUnpublished manuscript BerkeleyUniversity of California
Poterba James M.1997 Demographic structure and the political economy of public education Journal of Policy Analysis and Management 16 148 66Google Scholar
Skocpol ThedaMarshall GanzZiad Munson2000 A nation of organizers: The institutional origins of civic voluntarism in the United States American Political Science Review 94 3527-46Google Scholar
Verba SidneyKay Lehman SchlozmanHenry E. Brady1995 Voice and Equality: Civic Voluntarism in American PoliticsCambridgeHarvard University Press
Vigdor Jacob L.2001 Community composition and collective action: Analyzing initial mail response to the 2000 censusUnpublished manuscript Duke University
World Bank 2002 World Development Report 2002: Building Institutions for MarketsAvailable at econ.worldbank.org/wdr. Accessed September 2002
319
Cited by

Save article to Kindle

To save this article to your Kindle, first ensure coreplatform@cambridge.org is added to your Approved Personal Document E-mail List under your Personal Document Settings on the Manage Your Content and Devices page of your Amazon account. Then enter the ‘name’ part of your Kindle email address below. Find out more about saving to your Kindle.

Note you can select to save to either the @free.kindle.com or @kindle.com variations. ‘@free.kindle.com’ emails are free but can only be saved to your device when it is connected to wi-fi. ‘@kindle.com’ emails can be delivered even when you are not connected to wi-fi, but note that service fees apply.

Find out more about the Kindle Personal Document Service.

Civic Engagement and Community Heterogeneity: An Economist's Perspective
Available formats
×

Save article to Dropbox

To save this article to your Dropbox account, please select one or more formats and confirm that you agree to abide by our usage policies. If this is the first time you used this feature, you will be asked to authorise Cambridge Core to connect with your Dropbox account. Find out more about saving content to Dropbox.

Civic Engagement and Community Heterogeneity: An Economist's Perspective
Available formats
×

Save article to Google Drive

To save this article to your Google Drive account, please select one or more formats and confirm that you agree to abide by our usage policies. If this is the first time you used this feature, you will be asked to authorise Cambridge Core to connect with your Google Drive account. Find out more about saving content to Google Drive.

Civic Engagement and Community Heterogeneity: An Economist's Perspective
Available formats
×
×

Reply to: Submit a response

Please enter your response.

Your details

Please enter a valid email address.

Conflicting interests

Do you have any conflicting interests? *