Note: 1990 data is not compatible with later years.

If you decide to use these data, please cite the source as follows

Rupasingha, A., Goetz, S. J., & Freshwater, D. (2006, with updates). The production of social capital in US counties. Journal of Socio-Economics, 35, 83-101. doi:10.1016/j.socec.2005.11.001.

Social Capital Variables for 1997, 2005, and 2009

Excel 2007 spreadsheet, 1.1 MB

Data Dictionary Social Capital Variables

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Definitions of variables used in our social capital data set