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(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2001)

Document title

Alleviating poverty : entrepreneurship and social capital in rural Denmark 1800-1900

published at : Poverty, social exclusion and coping strategies in rural Europe

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

SVENDSEN G.L.H. ; SVENDSEN G.T. ;

Abstract

The fact that larger groups actually do organize in local areas cannot be explained in strict economic terms. The AA. offer another solution, namely the presence of social incentives called social capital which is derived from regular face-to-face and co-operative relations. Such relations are initiated by writing down formal rules of the game. In rural Denmark 1800-1900 written rules in the form of the formal founding statutes of co-operative associations enhanced informal peasant co-operation and stocks of beneficial social capital of an inclusive nature. Entrepreneurs voluntary organized larger groups which provided collective goods locally, thus contributing to economic growth in former poor, rural areas

Source

Thematical fascicle

published at : Revue belge de géographie / ISSN 0035-0796

Editor : Société royale belge de géographie, Bruxelles - BELGIQUE (1962)

Millesime : 2001, no 3 [pp. 231-246]

Bibliographic references : 43 ref.

Language

Anglais

Localisation

Laboratoire INTERGEO - Paris

INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 5173

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