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Social Capital and Local Economic Development: Implications for Community Social Work Practice

Author: Midgley, James; Livermore, Michelle
Author Background:
Date 1/1/98
Type Journal
Journal Title: Journal-of-Community-Practice
Volume/Pages 1998, 5, 1-2, 29-40
Subject Matter Community Development
Abstract Defines the concept of social capital, traces the development of social capital theory, & examines how community social workers can promote local economic development by enhancing social capital. It is contended that community social workers can make a major contribution to local economic development by implementing projects that mobilize social capital & promote the material well-being of local people. 28 References. Adapted from the source document