social capital


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social capital

(sō′shĭl) [L. socialis]
Community assets, i.e., interpersonal networks, bonds, and institutions that support communities, maintain their cohesiveness, and help them weather crises.
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Moreover, in line with credit and training, social capital is equally vital formicroenterprise success.
low) levels of internal social capital foster more trust and support from colleagues (Meyer & Allen, 1997).
Social capital is an intangible community-based construct "designed by its function" (Coleman, 1988, p.
But this study also shows that social capital deserves a larger role in our thinking about cost-effective ways to support students, especially the most vulnerable."
Mr Cheung and the Secretary for Labour and Welfare, Dr Law Chi-kwong, respectively presented the Outstanding Social Capital Project Awards, the Outstanding Social Capital Partnership Awards, while both of them presented the Social Capital Builder Logo Awards.
Keywords: Social capital, dimension, rural development, structural equation model, Turkey.
The way they lived their lives gave them a huge social capital.
Hanifan's 1916 article regarding local support for rural schools is one of the first occurrences of the term social capital in reference to social cohesion and personal investment in the community.
It should be emphasized, however, that skepticism toward social capital should not be taken as an argument for atomistic capitalism.
Social capital is the social linkage that enables a person to take action to achieve the desired goal (Putnam in Narayan and Cassidy, 2001) or "...
The discussion regarding social capital has been largely influenced by theoretical conceptualizations proposed by Coleman (1988) and Putnam (2000).
It has been claimed that in recent years, social capital has declined in Iran while the number of patients with diabetes has increased.