Sabatini Fabio

27 agosto 2011

91 – The relationship between happiness and health: evidence from Italy

Abstract We test the relationship between happiness and self-rated health in Italy. The analysis relies on a unique dataset collected through the administration of a questionnaire […]
26 agosto 2011

90 – Can a click buy a little happiness? The impact of business-toconsumer e-commerce on subjective well-being

Abstract This paper presents the first empirical investigation into the effect of e-shopping on subjective well-being. The analysis relies on a nationally and regionally representative dataset […]
26 aprile 2011

86 – Economic Growth, Technical Progress, and Social Capital: the Inverted U Hypothesis

Abstract We set up a theoretical framework to analyze the possible role of economic growth and technical progress in the erosion of social capital. Under certain […]
26 marzo 2011

84 – Quality and quantity: the role of social interactions in individual health

Abstract The public health literature focusing on the detrimental effects of social isolation has shown that the quantity of social connections is positively correlated with individual […]
25 marzo 2011

83 – See you on Facebook! A framework for analyzing the role of computermediated interaction in the evolution of social capital

Abstract Empirical studies have documented a decline in indicators of social participation in the last decades. The responsibility of social disengagement has been often attributed to […]
19 ottobre 2009

71 – The Solaria Syndrome: Social Capital in a Growing Hyper-technological Economy

Abstract We develop a dynamic model to analyze the sources and the evolution of social participation and social capital in a growing economy characterized by exogenous […]
18 ottobre 2009

70 – Job instability and family planning: insights from the Italian puzzle

Abstract This paper carries out an investigation into the socio-economic determinants of couples’ childbearing decisions in Italy. Since having children is in most cases a “couple […]
19 gennaio 2009

59 – The fragility of social capital∗

Abstract This paper addresses two hot topics of the contemporary debate, social capital and economic growth. Our theoretical analysis sheds light on decisive but so far […]
18 gennaio 2009

58 – Does social capital create trust? Evidence from a community of entrepreneurs

Abstract Which kind of social capital fosters the diffusion of development-oriented trust? This paper carries out an empirical investigation into the causal relationships connecting four types […]
19 giugno 2007

43 – The Role of Social Capital in Economic Development

Abstract This paper carries out an empirical assessment of the causal nexus connecting social capital’s diverse aspects to the “quality” of economic development in Italy. The […]