Creating national collective capital
direct and latent contribution of nations’ citizens to merit goods producing


Кaracharovskiy V.V.

Cand. Sci. (Econ.), Assoc. Prof. National Research University Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russia. vvk@hse.ru

Shkaratan O.I.

Dr. Sci. (Hist.), Tenured Prof. National Research University Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russia. ovsey@hse.ru

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Кaracharovskiy V.V., Shkaratan O.I. Creating national collective capital: direct and latent contribution of nations’ citizens to merit goods producing. Sotsiologicheskie issledovaniya [Sociological Studies]. 2016. No 12. P. 3-13




Abstract

The problem of contribution of nations’ citizens to merit and public goods producing is considered. Along with the direct contribution estimated through the revealed civil activity, the idea of indirect (latent) forms of contribution such as “additional” workforce productivity and “leisure productivity” is taken into account. On the basis of the created complex of indices the chances for realizing indirect forms of citizens’ participation in reproducing the public and merit goods were evaluated for Russia.


Keywords
merit goods; public goods; civil society; NGO; good society; Genuine Progress Indicator (GPI); volunteering
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