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Title Creation and returns of social capital : a new research program / edited by Henk Flap and Beate Völker
Published London ; New York : Routledge, 2004
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Description 1 online resource (xx, 282 pages) : illustrations
Series Routledge advances in sociology ; 9
Routledge advances in sociology ; 9
Contents ""Contents""; ""Figures""; ""Tables""; ""Notes on the contributors""; ""Preface""; ""Abbreviations""; ""Part I Introduction to the program""; ""1 Creation and returns of social capital ""; ""The history of the social capital idea""; ""The theoretical backbone of the program""; ""The concept of social capital""; ""State of the art: the program works""; ""A research agenda of theoretically inspired problems""; ""(a) What are the main constituents of social capital and how are they distributed?""; ""(b) How do various effects of a person�s social capital depend on its constituents?""
""(C) How do social resources interact with other resources?""""(d) How is social capital created and maintained?""; ""(e) How do contact opportunities influence the rise of social capital?""; ""(f) What is the effect of social institutions on social capital?""; ""(g) How are �property rights� of social capital defined?""; ""(h) How does social capital contribute to social inequality and cohesion?""; ""(i) What is the mechanism behind the productivity of social capital?""; ""(j) How should social capital be measured?""; ""Concluding remarks ""; ""Note""; ""References""
""Are there any utilitarian attitudes to support?""""Discussion: the social capital metaphor""; ""Notes""; ""References""; ""Part III The creation of social capital""; ""4 Information and the creation and return of social capital ""; ""The experimental method and social capital""; ""The experiment""; ""The public good game""; ""Dictator game""; ""Treatment variable�information""; ""Research hypotheses: creation and returns of social capital""; ""The creation of social capital""; ""The returns of social capital investment""; ""Results""; ""Behavior in the public good game""
""Atlantic Canada""""Urban versus rural""; ""Social capital for the whole sample""; ""Social capital for men and women""; ""Conclusions""; ""Note""; ""References""; ""3 Does social capital offset social and economic inequalities? ""; ""The volume and structure of social capital as a resource""; ""Data""; ""The survey""; ""The name generator""; ""Household differentiation variables""; ""Main findings""; ""One-/two-way support""; ""Kin and non-kin exchange""; ""Palliative economic effects of support networks?""; ""Capital accumulation""; ""Support and living standards""
""Part II The distribution of social capital""""2 The distribution of gendered social capital in Canada ""; ""Why should we study gendered social capital?""; ""The formation of gendered social capital""; ""The data and measures""; ""The data sources""; ""Measures of social capital""; ""Predictors of social capital""; ""Results""; ""Basic facts about gender and social capital""; ""Social capital: a life-course approach""; ""Ascribed characteristics""; ""Education""; ""Work""; ""Household income""; ""Family life""; ""Voluntary associations""; ""Social capital and kinds of places""
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes
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Subject Social capital (Sociology) -- Congresses.
Social capital (Sociology) -- Research -- Methodology -- Congresses.
Social networks -- Congresses.
Social networks -- Research -- Methodology -- Congresses.
Genre/Form Conference papers and proceedings.
Conference papers and proceedings.
Form Electronic book
Author Flap, Hendrik Derk, 1950-
Völker, Beate, 1963-
LC no. 2003047098
ISBN 020364364X (electronic bk.)
9780203643648 (electronic bk.)