Social Capital Formation in Rural, Urban and Suburban Communities
AbstractIn this paper, we define social capital from different perspectives and show how it is linked to the concept of a community. Based on these definitions, a conceptual framework for analyzing and measuring social capital and its indicators is developed. A typology for analyzing social capital is then created based on different types of communities. The characteristics of three prototype communities–a small rural community, a modern city suburb, and a community located in the core of a central city are outlined. For each prototype community, social capital formation strategies and indicators suggesting evidence of social capital are identified. Implications for future research efforts dealing with social capital are discussed.
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social capital; community; rural community; suburban community; urban community; community development; Community/Rural/Urban Development; Labor and Human Capital; R58;
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- R58 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Regional Government Analysis - - - Regional Development Planning and Policy
This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-ALL-2013-11-16 (All new papers)
- NEP-SOC-2013-11-16 (Social Norms & Social Capital)
- NEP-URE-2013-11-16 (Urban & Real Estate Economics)
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