Defining and Measuring Social Capital

Defining and Measuring Social Capital for Young People

Relationships and resources, also known as social capital, are important to young people’s ability to improve their lives and achieve their goals. What does the body of research say about the impact of social capital, how to define it, and how to measure it?

With support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s Equitable Futures initiative, Search Institute conducted an extensive search of the literature on social capital, as reflected in both scientific, peer-reviewed journals and resources for practitioners and policymakers.

Research Summary

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