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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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The United States: Bridging the Privileged and the Marginalized?

The United States: Bridging the Privileged and the Marginalized?

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(p.59) 2 The United States: Bridging the Privileged and the Marginalized?
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Democracies in Flux
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Robert Wuthnow (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/0195150899.003.0003

Social capital in the United States has been declining since the 1950s. While many important forms of social capital have declined, newer ways of connecting with friends and neighbours have emerged. The largest decline in social capital has occurred among marginalized groups whose living situations have worsened.

Keywords:   United States, social capital, marginalized groups

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