Does fiscal decentralization strengthen social capital? : cross-country evidence and the experiences of Brazil and Indonesia

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



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