Social Capital: An International Research Program

Paperback | March 4, 2010

byNan Lin, Bonnie Erickson

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For two decades, a significant number of scholars have subscribed to a common definition of social capital (resources embedded in social networks), employed a standard measurement (the position generator methodology), and conducted original research. Their sustained efforts have demonstratedthe power of the concept of social capital in diverse arenas of research and varied cultural and societal settings. Their work has contributed to the substantiation, development, and expansion of social capital as a key scientific concept and theory. This book presents an introduction to some of themost recent work in the area. The volume editors have brought together scholars in North America, Europe, and East Asia to offer original and accessible reports of their own research studies. Covering both methodological and substantive issues, they demonstrate the continued importance of socialcapital as a guiding concept and theory in social sciences today.

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For two decades, a significant number of scholars have subscribed to a common definition of social capital (resources embedded in social networks), employed a standard measurement (the position generator methodology), and conducted original research. Their sustained efforts have demonstratedthe power of the concept of social capital in...

Nan Lin is Oscar L. Tang Family Professor of Sociology, Duke University. He has conducted research on social capital, social networks, stratification and mobility, and stress coping in the United States, China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan. He has written or edited seven books and published numerous book chapters and journal articles. He is ...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:496 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.01 inPublished:March 4, 2010Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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1. Nan Lin: Theory, Measurement, and the Research Enterprise on Social CapitalPart I: The Position Generator Methodology: its Reliability, Validity and Variation2. Martin Van der Gaag, Tom A. B. Snijders, Henk Flap: Position generator measures and their relationship to other Social Capital measures3. Yang-chih Fu: Position Generator and Actual Networks in Everyday Life: An Evaluation with Contact Diary4. Henk Flap and Beate Volker: Social, cultural, and economic capital and job attainment: The position generator as a measure of cultural and economic resources5. Yanjie Bian: The Formation of Social Capital among Chinese Urbanites: Theoretical Explanation and Empirical EvidencePart II: Mobilization of Social Capital6. Nan Lin and Dan Ao: The Invisible Hand of Social Capital: An Exploratory Study7. Hester Moerbeek and Henk Flap: Social Resources and their effect on occupational attainment through the life course8. Sandra Susan Smith: A Question of Access or Mobilization? Understanding Inefficacious Job Referral Networks among the Black PoorPart III: Social Capital, Civil Engagement, Social Participation, and Trust9. Rene Bekkers, Beate Volker, Martin van der Gaag, and Henk Flap: 9. Social Networks of Participants in Voluntary Associations10. Kakuko Miyata, Ken'ichi Ikeda, and Tetsuro Kobayashi: The Internet, Social Capital, Civic Engagement, and Gender in Japan11. Ray-May Hsung and Yi-Jr Lin: Social Capital of Personnel Managers: the Causes and Return of Position-Generated Networks and the Participation in Voluntary Associations12. Sandra Enns, Todd Malinick, and Ralph Matthews: It's Not Only Who You Know, It's Also Where They Are: Using the Position 12. Generator to Investigate the Structure of Access to Embedded Resources13. D. B. Tindall and Jeffrey J. Cormier: Gender, Network Capital, Social Capital and Political Capital: The Consequences of Personal Network Diversity for Environmentalists in British Columbia.14. Marc Porter Magee: Civic Participation and Social Capital: A Social Network Analysis in Two American CountiesPart IV: Social Institutions and Inequality in Social Capital15. Gina Lai: Marriage, Gender, and Social Capital16. Jennifer L. Moren-Cross and Nan Lin: Access to Social Capital and Status Attainment in the United States: Racial/Ethnic and Gender Differences17. Catherine A. Johnson: Access to social capital and the structure of inequality in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia18. Robert Angelusz and Robert Tardos: Assessing Social Capital and Attainment Dynamics - position-generator (pg)-applications in Hungary, 1987-2003ReferencesIndex