Australian Bureau of Statistics
1351.0.55.024 - Research Paper: Exploring Measures of Low Social Capital, March 2009
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Developing measures of social capital across individuals and communities has attracted a large amount of attention and policy interest. However, this is a difficult task. The enumeration of the 2006 General Social Survey provides an important opportunity to explore a range of measures of social capital and see how they are related to each other. A number of the questions used to capture aspects of social capital have not been asked before in such a large survey, whereas others have not been collected alongside as wide a range of demographic and socio-economic information. To explore measures of social capital, the analysis presented in this paper is structured around four research questions:
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