Advanced search
NSW Public Health Bulletin archive

10. Social capital Volume 15 Issue 4

Margo Eyeson-Annan, Deborah Baker, Louisa Jorm, Michael Giffin

  • Citation

  • PDF

About the author/s

Margo Eyeson-Annan

Deborah Baker

Louisa Jorm

Michael Giffin


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.