Understanding the Dynamics of Social Capital in Urban Neighborhoods

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  • Dr. Jennifer Garcia School of Education, University of Pennsylvania Author

Keywords:

Social capital, Urban neighborhoods, Networks, Trust, Cooperation, Community, Well-being, Socio-economic outcomes, Policy interventions

Abstract

This scholarly article delves into the intricate dynamics of social capital within urban neighborhoods. Social capital, comprising the networks, norms, and trust that facilitate cooperation within communities, plays a pivotal role in shaping the social fabric and well-being of urban areas. Through an interdisciplinary lens, this paper explores the conceptualization, measurement, and significance of social capital in urban contexts. Drawing on diverse theoretical frameworks and empirical evidence, it examines the factors influencing the formation, maintenance, and erosion of social capital in urban neighborhoods. Furthermore, it explores the implications of social capital for various socio-economic outcomes and discusses policy interventions aimed at enhancing social capital in urban settings.

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Published

2024-03-31

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