Exploring Network Measures of Social Capital: Toward More Relational Measurement

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Abstract

Although social capital is a relational concept, existing studies have focused less on measuring social relations. This article fills the gap by reviewing recent studies that used network measures grouped into three types according to the measurement level. The first group defined social capital as an individual asset and used node-level measures to explain personal benefits. The second group defined social capital as a collective asset and used graph-level measures to describe collective properties. The third group used subgraph-level measures to explain the development of social capital. This article offers a link between the concepts and measures of social capital.
Original languageEnglish
Article number0885412221999415
JournalJournal of Planning Literature
Number of pages17
ISSN0885-4122
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 15 Mar 2021
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

Fields of Science

  • bonding
  • bridging
  • network measures
  • social capital
  • social network analysis
  • 5142 Social policy

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