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Identifying the causal effects of social capital in labour markets: estimation strategies and empirical evidence

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This thesis contributes to the sociological literature about how social capital influences individual labour market outcomes by using and combining a constellation of identification strategies to alleviate endogeneity bias. The principal proposition of social capital theory has been that social resources embedded in social networks have significant influences on individual labour market outcomes. Although a vast amount of empirical literature has accumulated, previous socio...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
Nuffield College
Department:
Social Sciences Division - Sociology
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Publication date:
2011-01-10
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral

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