Social capital: empirical meaning and measurement validity

Research Paper No. 27

by Wendy Stone and Jody Hughes
Australian Institute of Family Studies, June 2002, 64p, ISBN 0 642 39494 6. ISSN 1446-9863 (Print); ISSN 1446-9871 (Online)

Little is known about social capital in practice, since measurement of the concept remains an emerging field. Drawing on data from the Institute's Families, Social Capital and Citizenship survey of 1500 Australian households, this paper aims to contribute to the development of theoretically based and empirically valid measures of social capital that can be applied in future work.

Social capital: empirical meaning and measurement validity
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