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Social Capital and Social Wellbeing
 
 



DISCUSSION PAPER
SOCIAL CAPITAL AND SOCIAL WELLBEING

August 2002


Social Capital and Social Wellbeing

This paper provides some background material on social capital. It then presents a discussion on how social capital may enlarge our understanding of society and social well being. The ABS has undertaken extensive consultations on the basis of earlier papers and its work to date. The paper provides a summary of how the stakeholders which the ABS has consulted consider that the measurement of social capital may inform policy in their area of responsibility, and the types of policy questions that measures of social capital may help to answer and the ways in which policy initiatives may impact on social capital. The paper also draws on examples from the literature of how levels of social capital may contribute to particular outcomes in a range of areas of well being.



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