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Trends in social capital: Membership of associations in Great Britain, 1991–98

Warde, A, Tampubolon, G, Longhurst, BJ, Ray, K, Savage, M and Tomlinson, M 2003, 'Trends in social capital: Membership of associations in Great Britain, 1991–98' , British Journal of Political Science, 33 (03) , pp. 515-525.

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This Note uses the British Household Panel Study (BHPS) to consider the changing volume and distribution of voluntary association membership (and hence social capital) in Great Britain. We aim to supplement Hall's study of trends in social capital published in this Journal with more recent and longitudinal data. This allows us to show that whilst the volume of social capital is not declining, it is becoming increasingly class specific, and that its relative aggregate stability masks considerable turnover at the individual level. These findings are significant for current debates on social capital.

Item Type: Article
Themes: Subjects outside of the University Themes
Schools: Colleges and Schools > College of Health & Social Care > School of Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work & Social Sciences > Centre for Social Research
Journal or Publication Title: British Journal of Political Science
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 0007-1234
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Date Deposited: 14 May 2012 13:29
Last Modified: 20 Aug 2013 17:28

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