(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2013)

Document title

Homeownership, social capital and satisfaction with local government

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

ROSKRUGE M. (1) ; GRIMES A. (2) ; MCCANN P. (3) ; POOT J. (4) ;
(1) Dept. of Economics, Management School, Univ. of Waikato, Hamilton, NOUVELLE-ZELANDE
(2) Motu Economic and Public Policy Research, Wellington, NOUVELLE-ZELANDE
(3) Faculty of Spatial Sciences, Univ., Groningen, PAYS-BAS
(4) National Institute of Demographic and Economic Analysis, Univ. of Waikato, Wellington, NOUVELLE-ZELANDE


A biennial survey conducted in New Zealand cities provides data that enable the control of selection effects with propensity score matching methods, while also benchmarking the results by means of regression methods. They confirm that homeownership exerts positive impacts on the formation of social capital. At the sametime, homeownership demands greater accountability of local government and leads to reduced satisfaction with local government performance, thereby negatively impacting on community social capital. Hence these two dimensions of housing related social capital work in opposite directions from each other, a finding whichhas not been previously observed


Article of periodic

published at : Urban studies / ISSN 0042-0980

Editor : Longman Group, Harlow - ROYAUME-UNI (1964)

Millesime : 2013, vol. 50, no12 [pp. 2517-2534]

Bibliographic references : 3 p.

Collation : 1 fig., 3 tabl.



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