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10. Social capital Volume 14 Issue 4

Margo Eyeson-Annan, Lara Harvey, Nerida Grant, Deborah Baker, Louisa Jorm, Margaret Thomas

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Margo Eyeson-Annan

Lara Harvey

Nerida Grant

Deborah Baker

Louisa Jorm

Margaret Thomas


The term ‘social capital’ refers to the institutions, relationships, and norms, that shape social networks, foster trust, and facilitate coordination and cooperation for mutual benefit. A key concept of social capital is the notion of interlocking networks of relationships between individuals and groups.