Conclusion. What Comparative Studies Reveal About Social Capital and Well-Being?
This chapter summarizes the main findings presented in the volume. The volume investigates similarity of social capital and well-being trends in different geographical locations and test stability of associations between social capital, well-being and their determinants across time-points, countries and regions. Overall, the book further contributes in the field in several directions. First, it allows to trace the impact of communist legacy on social capital in the long run. Second, it discovers the role of exogenous shocks and turbulent times on erosion and reviving of social capital and well-being. Third, it reveals how country conditions change the roots of social capital and shape relations between social capital and well-being.