Social capital

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Working paper

Trust and productivity growth - an empirical analysis

Policymakers concerned about the slowdown in productivity growth since the mid-2000s should consider the role of trust or social capital.
Discussion paper

Justice, wellbeing and social capital

Wellbeing and social capital are central concepts in the policy discourse of the Ardern Government. This discussion paper makes a first attempt at exploring these concepts from the perspective of the justice system. The aim is to support an ongoing conversation within the justice system...
Journal article

Passion or people? Social capital and career sustainability in arts management

While there is a growing interest in careers in the arts, we know very little about careers that bridge both the arts and management. This paper examine the role of social capital for career success and sustainability among arts managers and the implication for human...
Report

Panic! Social class, taste and inequalities in the creative industries

This paper highlights the significant exclusions of those from working class origins, women and those from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) backgrounds across the cultural and creative industries, which include the arts, music, publishing, advertising and IT.
Report

Healthy social connections: a multi-disciplinary exploration

This review explores the relevance of social connection to contemporary discussions of social isolation and loneliness and produces a practical tool for considering social connectedness.
Discussion paper

Does place matter?

This paper offers a critical examination of the historical context, theoretical foundation and empirical evidence regarding 'area effects' in social and housing policies.
Report

Social determinants of health: the solid facts

Even in the most affluent countries, people who are less well off have substantially shorter life expectancies and more illnesses than the rich. Not only are these differences in health an important social injustice, they have also drawn scientific attention to some of the most...
Conference paper

Schools that connect: the role of social capital in encouraging independent mobility on the journey to school

Children’s Independent Mobility (CIM) is a measure of the level of a child’s freedom to explore and move about his or her local neighbourhood without direct adult supervision. Children have suffered a significant loss of independent mobility since the 1970s. The choice of independent mobility...
Journal article

More money, more family: the relationship between higher levels of market participation and social capital in the context of adaptive capacity in Samoa

It is important to understand the effects of higher levels of market participation on the resilience of mixed-subsistence communities to climate change. Climate models predict that the Pacific Islands and other regions with mixed-subsistence communities will experience increased climate variability, including more frequent cyclones and...
Journal article

For the love (or not) of art in Australia

This paper presents the findings of a 2015 survey of cultural tastes and practices relating the visual arts and correlates these with indicators of social class, ethnicity, gender, and level and type of education.