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Focus on Regions No. 4: Social Capital

  • Year: 2005
  • Author: Leanne Johnson; Ibi Losoncz; Christopher Williams; Jacqui Childs; Judith Winternitz
  • Journal Name: Information Paper
  • Journal Number: 55
  • Publisher: Bureau of Transport and Regional Economics (BTRE)
  • Published Location: Canberra, ACT
  • ISBN: 1877081949
  • Country: Australia

Social capital theory proposes that social networks and norms have a role to play in influencing a community's development. This paper presents and analyses statistical information relating to social capital in Australia and its regions, using a set of 33 social capital indicators for 2001–02. It also explores the relationship between social capital and the economic and social wellbeing of Australia's regions. The paper is accompanied by the BTRE's Social Capital Indicators Database.

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