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Social Capital in American Life

  • Brian J. Jones
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Abstract

What do we know? What don’t we know? Significant questions remain about social capital, including: have Americans’ core social networks shrunk? What is the nature of the trend in voluntary association? What is the sociological substance of the post-9/11 surge in social activity? And, ultimately: what are the interconnections of social capital and psychological attitudes?

Keywords

Data Models Social capital 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Brian J. Jones
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  1. 1.Department of SociologyVillanova UniversityVillanovaUSA

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