CAPITAL SOCIAL INDIVIDUAL: EL PAPEL DE LAS RELACIONES SOCIALES EN EL MERCADO LABORAL, EL FUNCIONAMIENTO INSTITUCIONAL Y EL BIENESTAR SUBJETIVO

CSO2017-86178-R

Nombre agencia financiadora Agencia Estatal de Investigación
Acrónimo agencia financiadora AEI
Programa Programa Estatal de I+D+i Orientada a los Retos de la Sociedad
Subprograma Programa Estatal de I+D+i Orientada a los Retos de la Sociedad
Convocatoria Retos Investigación: Proyectos I+D+i
Año convocatoria 2017
Unidad de gestión Plan Estatal de Investigación Científica y Técnica y de Innovación 2013-2016
Centro beneficiario UNIVERSIDADE DA CORUÑA
Identificador persistente http://dx.doi.org/10.13039/501100011033

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Inequality and Individuals’ Social Networks: The Other Face of Social Capital

RUC. Repositorio da Universidade da Coruña
  • Pena-López, Atilano
  • Rungo, Paolo
  • Sánchez Santos, José Manuel
Financiado para publicación en acceso aberto: Universidade da Coruña/CISUG, [Abstract] Social capital is a controversial concept, which is used in economics as a generic
form of pro-sociality and a simple means to introduce the social context into mainstream approaches. However, the accepted view underestimates social conflict and
does not properly characterise social capital as an asset. When considering these
issues, a different face of social capital emerges, one that can be associated with
closure and privilege maintenance. This paper studies how access to and the extraction of social network resources depend on the social structure. By analysing
data from a survey that included a position and a resource generator, we find that
for the case of Spanish society, people endowed with high levels of economic and
human capital enjoy improved accessibility and networks with a high prevalence of
instrumental relations. There is essential inequality in the endowment of social capital, which augments economic inequality. When inequality is socially embedded,
traditional redistributive policies may have limited effectiveness., Funding received from the Ministerio de Economía, Industria y Competitividad, Spain (Project CSO2017-86178-R).