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ERIC Number: EJ973010
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Jun
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1038-2569
Indicators of Youth Social Capital: The Case for Not Using Adult Indicators in the Measurement of Youth Social Capital
Billett, Paulina
Youth Studies Australia, v31 n2 p9-16 Jun 2012
Social capital is a difficult concept to define, and the task of defining the social capital of youth is even more complicated. The concept has not only been poorly researched but is also imperfectly understood. This article examines the problems faced in the use of adult indicators in youth social capital research and explores current conceptualisations of youth social capital. It also discusses the problems arising from these, and--in light of a 2008/09 ethnographic study southwest of Sydney--the article suggests a set of indicators that may be used to measure and observe the social capital of young people. (Contains 3 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Australia