Creating national collective capital:
direct and latent contribution of nations’ citizens
to merit goods producing
Cand. Sci. (Econ.), Assoc. Prof. National Research University Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russia. firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Sci. (Hist.), Tenured Prof. National Research University Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russia. email@example.com
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.