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Social Capital

  • By: Mark LaGory
  • In: Encyclopedia of Human Relationships
  • Edited by: Harry T. Reis & Susan Sprecher
  • Subject:Interpersonal Relationships, Group Processes/Dynamics, Close Relationships

Social capital is the social ties and the norms of trust and reciprocity that underlie them. These ties represent an often overlooked yet crucial asset for individuals and communities. In principle, this form of capital is as valuable to the productivity ...

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