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Trusting the Tax Office: does Putnam's thesis relate to tax?

Job, Jenny; Reinhart, Monika


Data from the Community Participation and Citizenship Survey are used to explore the factors that influence people to place trust in strangers and impersonal others. We use Putnams social capital thesis to explore whether civic engagement and associational membership are major factors in the development of generalised or social trust, and whether this kind of trust is generalisable to trust in government institutions, specifically the Australian Taxation Office. There is partial support for...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2004
Type: Working/Technical Paper
Source: Australian Journal of Social Issues


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