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Democracies in FluxThe Evolution of Social Capital in Contemporary Society$
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Robert D. Putnam

Print publication date: 2002

Print ISBN-13: 9780195150896

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2004

DOI: 10.1093/0195150899.001.0001

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Great Britain: The Role of Government and the Distribution of Social Capital

Great Britain: The Role of Government and the Distribution of Social Capital

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(p.21) 1Great Britain: The Role of Government and the Distribution of Social Capital
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Democracies in Flux
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Peter A. Hall (Contributor Webpage)

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DOI:10.1093/0195150899.003.0002

The overall levels of social capital in Great Britain appear to have remained robust since the 1950s. However, disparities in the social capital available to the working and middle classes appear to have widened. Government policies on education and social service delivery have been central to sustaining levels of social capital.

Keywords:   Great Britain, social capital, government policy

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