Chapter

Social capital, lifelong learning and people with learning difficulties

Sheila Riddell, Stephen Baron and Alastair Wilson

in The Learning Society and people with learning difficulties

Published by Policy Press

Published in print May 2001 | ISBN: 9781861342232
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447303886 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/policypress/9781861342232.003.0008
Social capital, lifelong learning and people with learning difficulties

More Like This

Show all results sharing this subject:

  • Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

GO

Show Summary Details

Preview

This chapter develops further one of the key theoretical ideas that emerged through the process of the research, and which has flowed through the account so far: the concept of social capital. It discusses some key theories of social capital and its transmission, and subsequently explores the nature and effects of social capital in the lives of case-study individuals. The chapter notes that social capital is now seen as just as important as financial, physical, and human capital in explaining social hierarchies, variations in individual and civic health and well-being, and, above all, differential national profitability. It further notes that this emphasis on social capital may have particular policy implications for socially marginalized groups.

Keywords: social capital; case-study individuals; social hierarchies; civic health; differential national profitability; socially marginalised groups

Chapter.  11921 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

Full text: subscription required

How to subscribe Recommend to my Librarian

Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Please, subscribe or login to access all content.