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The United States: Bridging the Privileged and the Marginalized?

Robert Wuthnow

in Democracies in Flux

Published in print August 2002 | ISBN: 9780195150896
Published online April 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780199834938 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0195150899.003.0003
 The United States: Bridging the Privileged and the Marginalized?

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Social capital in the United States has been declining since the 1950s. While many important forms of social capital have declined, newer ways of connecting with friends and neighbours have emerged. The largest decline in social capital has occurred among marginalized groups whose living situations have worsened.

Keywords: United States; social capital; marginalized groups

Chapter.  17582 words. 

Subjects: Comparative Politics

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