Social capital has been a contested notion among economists since its inception in economic literature in the mid-1990s. Its origins are in sociology, but economists have adapted it to make it consistent with economic concepts such as human capital and market failure, as we will make clear below [...]

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Keywords economic research, social capital
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Journal Review of Social Economy
Knorringa, P, & van Staveren, I.P. (2007). Beyond Social Capital: A Critical Approach. Review of Social Economy, 65(1). Retrieved from