Abstract: This paper tests the hypothesis that, by giving people more voice in decision-making, fiscal decentralization fosters social capital, measured in terms of interpersonal trust. In Brazil, and slightly less so in Indonesia, exposed cohorts were found to be more pro-voice and trustful of strangers.
Author(s): De Mello, Luiz
Source(s): , International studies program : working paper; 10-07 27 p., ill., tabs International studies program : working paper 10-07
Published: 2010 Georgia state university. Andrew Young school of policy studies, Atlanta, GA (English