The consequences of persistent inequality on social capital : a municipal-level analysis of blood donation data
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This letter advances the hypothesis that persistent inequality affects cultural traits and undermines social capital. We use blood donation data at the local level in Southern Spain to document that, indeed, persistent inequality –as measured by land inequality– negatively affects blood donation, which indicates that it harms social capital. This evidence sheds new light into the debates on the consequences of inequality and the determinants of culture.
Oto-Peralías , D & Romero-Ávila , D 2017 , ' The consequences of persistent inequality on social capital : a municipal-level analysis of blood donation data ' Economics Letters , vol. 151 , pp. 53-57 . https://doi.org/10.1016/j.econlet.2016.11.037
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DescriptionFinancial support by the Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland and the Spanish Ministry of Economics and Competitiveness through grant ECO2012-35430 is gratefully acknowledged.
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