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Social capital can be thought of as the stock of social trust, networks, norms, and generally the interconnectedness and strength of relationships among individuals in organizations and communities. Social capital is important since higher levels of social capital are related to the health and prosperity of individuals, organizations, and communities. Social capital might be thought of as the glue that holds members together and enables members of a community to accomplish their goals and solve their problems.

The dictionary defines capital as wealth in any form that can be used to produce more wealth. Wealth should be understood here as not just money but any asset that is valued and accumulated, including effective goal attainment, happiness, group stability, and peace, or perhaps friendship, love, and ...

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