The relationship between social capital and economic development of European regions is investigated. Although relation under consideration appears not deterministic, the results remain in compliance with the theoretical conviction that countries with the high level of social capital are also characterized by the high level of production. Additionally, decision rules suggest the existence of relationship between quality of democracy and institutions and both - social capital and economic development. Variables describing the quality of government appeared in roots of the majority of the decision trees with social capital index as well as GDP.
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