Social Capital

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. A core idea is that social connectedness has value. Higher levels of social capital are related to the health, well-being, and prosperity of individuals, organizations, and communities. Social capital might be thought of as the glue that holds members together and as grease that enables members of a community to accomplish their goals and solve their problems.

Capital can be conceived as relative wealth in any form that can be used to produce more wealth and accomplish desired outcomes. Wealth can be understood as not just money but as any asset that is valued and accumulated, including effective ...

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