Social capital in Greece: Measurement and comparative perspectives

C. Malesios, T. Iosifides, C.M. Sophoulis

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The primary aim of this article is to analyze components of aggregate social capital in Greece. Through the comparison with other European countries, it is concluded that social capital in the country may be characterized as weak. In addition, similarities among South European countries are underlined. Finally, an index of social capital scores across Greek regions is created and presented. The need for further research is emphasized, regarding mainly the impacts of social capital on several aspects of Greek society, along with the formulation of the appropriate policies for strengthening it.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)175-193
JournalSouth European Society and Politics
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2008


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