The purpose of this paper is to show if and to what extent in the EU countries the probability of being an active citizen depends on individual/household social capital endowment, other than on individual/household socio-economic characteristics. The paper provides a deeper insight of the determinants of active citizenship due to the growing concern of the European Commission with citizens' issues. The core of the paper, which adopts a micro-level perspective, is an empirical analysis, based on a logistic model, of the EU-SILC 2015 survey data. The statistical analysis reveals that individual/household social capital, other than individual/household socio-economic characteristics, represents an important prerequisite for a citizen to be defined as "active." This study fills a significant gap in the literature, since so far little attention has been paid to individual/household social capital endowment as possible determinant of active citizenship.

Active citizenship in Europe: the role of social capital / Guagnano, Giuseppina; Santini, Isabella. - In: THE INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SOCIOLOGY & SOCIAL POLICY. - ISSN 0144-333X. - 40:1/2(2019), pp. 79-98. [10.1108/IJSSP-05-2019-0100]

Active citizenship in Europe: the role of social capital

Guagnano, Giuseppina
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Santini, Isabella
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2019

Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to show if and to what extent in the EU countries the probability of being an active citizen depends on individual/household social capital endowment, other than on individual/household socio-economic characteristics. The paper provides a deeper insight of the determinants of active citizenship due to the growing concern of the European Commission with citizens' issues. The core of the paper, which adopts a micro-level perspective, is an empirical analysis, based on a logistic model, of the EU-SILC 2015 survey data. The statistical analysis reveals that individual/household social capital, other than individual/household socio-economic characteristics, represents an important prerequisite for a citizen to be defined as "active." This study fills a significant gap in the literature, since so far little attention has been paid to individual/household social capital endowment as possible determinant of active citizenship.
Social capital; European Union; EU-SILC; Logit model; Active citizenship
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Active citizenship in Europe: the role of social capital / Guagnano, Giuseppina; Santini, Isabella. - In: THE INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SOCIOLOGY & SOCIAL POLICY. - ISSN 0144-333X. - 40:1/2(2019), pp. 79-98. [10.1108/IJSSP-05-2019-0100]
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