1 Department of Economics, Aarhus School of Business, Aarhus BSS, Aarhus University2 Centre for Research in Integration, Education, Qualifications and Marginalization (CIM), Aarhus School of Business, Aarhus BSS, Aarhus University3 The World Bank4 Department of Economics and Business Economics, Aarhus BSS, Aarhus University5 Department of Economics and Business Economics, Aarhus BSS, Aarhus University
Evaluating the Social Capital Impact of Community Driven Development (CDD) in Thailand
This paper evaluates how a community driven development project in Thailand impacts social capital by using quantitative and qualitative analytic techniques. Propensity score matching and semi-structured interviews are some of the techniques that are used to investigate whether treatment villages differ significantly in their social capital characteristics from matched comparison villages. The results show that villages with more trust and stronger norms of collective action were more likely to participate, which may suggest that the project acted as a mechanism to select these social capital characteristics. Moreover it appears like the project enhanced other social capital characteristics, such as information sharing, leadership, and empowerment. The presentation is accessible to readers with an intermediate level of statistics. A prior exposure to propensity score matching is helpful but not strictly necessary.
Case Studies in Business, Industry and Government Statistics, 2010, Vol 3, Issue 2, p. 95-107