Social capital and the shadow economy

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Evans, M. 2016. Social capital and the shadow economy. Journal of Economic Issues. 50 (1), pp. 43-58. https://doi.org/10.1080/00213624.2016.1147304
TypeArticle
TitleSocial capital and the shadow economy
AuthorsEvans, M.
Abstract

Viewed in a wider context of paid and unpaid informal economic activities, the shadow economy highlights the little recognized ambivalence of social capital as both potentially positive and negative in outcomes for different groups in the economy. Using a concept of social capital as access to durable networks of actual and virtual resources, as claimed by Pierre Bourdieu, I examine the shadow economy as a source of both resilience and repression, intimately connected to the formal economy and tied to a neo-liberal agenda. I draw from review activities I have previously conducted on the informal economy in disadvantaged neighborhoods and from research on social capital in the economy in a European context.

Research GroupSocial Policy Research Centre (SPRC)
PublisherTaylor and Francis
JournalJournal of Economic Issues
ISSN0021-3624
Publication dates
Online02 Mar 2016
Print02 Jan 2016
Publication process dates
Deposited04 Nov 2015
Accepted31 Mar 2016
Output statusPublished
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This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Journal of Economic Issues on 02/01/2016 available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/00213624.2016.1147304

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Symposium on Social Capital

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1080/00213624.2016.1147304
LanguageEnglish
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