[soh-shuh l kap-i-tl]
- the interpersonal relationships, institutions, and other social assets of a society or group that can be used to gain advantage: the impact of social capital on productivity and economic well-being; the ways in which women accumulate social capital.
Origin of social capital
First recorded in 1830–35
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- the network of social connections that exist between people, and their shared values and norms of behaviour, which enable and encourage mutually advantageous social cooperation
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