Discussion paper

Taming the social capital Hydra? Indigenous poverty, social capital theory and measurement

13 Oct 2004
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Boyd Hunter outlines the conceptual and empirical issues that affect the measurement of social capital, and discusses some possible roles for social capital in describing Indigenous poverty. He advocates a model of social capital that focuses on the structure of social networks to limit the scope for misunderstanding arising from cross-cultural differences in the views about the social, cultural and institutional contexts of such networks. Boyd Hunter outlines the conceptual and empirical issues that affect the measurement of social capital, and discusses some possible roles for social capital in describing Indigenous poverty. He advocates a model of social capital that focuses on the structure of social networks to limit the scope for misunderstanding arising from cross-cultural differences in the views about the social, cultural and institutional contexts of such networks.

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