Study of the Relationship between Social Capital and Sustainable Development in Iran (Using Robert Foa Model)

Environmental issues، especially «climate change» due to the increase in greenhouse gas emissions in recent decades has become a global issue، so that today the pollution remains a challenge for countries. Given the importance of social capital and public awareness about the environmental impact of human activities on environmental problems confronting، aim of this paper is to answer the question that is there a relationship between social capital and environmental practices? In this study، we used Fukuyama index as a measurement of social capital. Initially، using factor analysis، social capital index is calculated for the period (1984-2011) and then using the Auto Regressive Distributed Lags (ARDL) model، long-term relationship between social capital and the environment has been tested. The results of the study show that in the period، social capital has a positive and significant effect on the health of environment and there is a strong relationship between environment and components of social capital.
Journal of Economic Growth and Development Research, Volume:4 Issue: 13, 2014
61 to 78  
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