Other about us - World Bank: Social Capital, Trust, and Well-being in the Evaluation of Wealth

A key message from our analysis is that economists have tools that permit us to value trust as an asset, and the evidence we present suggests that social capital as a source of well-being is a major contributor to social welfare – indeed, as large as or larger than produced capital in many economies. The value of social capital as an asset also varies markedly across (and doubtless within) countries. From a policy perspective these factors may make social capital an attractive target for investment...http://www-wds.worldbank.org/external/default/WDSContentServer/WDSP/IB/2016/06/20/090224b0843e2438/1_0/Rendered/PDF/Social0capital0evaluation0of0wealth.pdf