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Re-evaluating the links between social trust, institutional trust and civic association

Chapter


Abstract


  • A multitude of studies into the links between trust and membership of associations

    have arisen in the decade since Putnam popularised the study of social capital in the

    early to mid 1990s (Brehm and Rahn, 1997; Claibourn and Martin, 2000; Paxton,

    1999; Putnam, 2000). Interest has been stimulated by Putnam's observations of

    declining social capital in the United States, as measured by falling memberships

    in several large traditional voluntary organisations, and also declining rates of social

    trust in the US as measured by the General Social Survey and political participation,

    as measured in National Election Surveys (Putnam, 2000). These observations are

    important because of the host of positive social outcomes reported to be associated

    with trust and membership at both an individual and country level: GDP per capita

    (Knack and Keefer, 1997; La Porta, 1997; Putnam, 2000), reduced crime (Putnam,

    2000; Sampson et al., 1997) and improved health (Kawachi et al., 1999; Putnam,

    2000).

Authors


  •   Allum, Nick (external author)
  •   Patulny, Roger
  •   Read, Sanna (external author)
  •   Sturgis, Patrick (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2010

Citation


  • Allum, N., Patulny, R., Read, S. & Sturgis, P. 2010, 'Re-evaluating the links between social trust, institutional trust and civic association', in P. Norman, J. Stillwell, P. Surridge & C. Thomas (eds), Spatial and Social Disparities: Understanding Population Trends and Processes, Vol 2, Springer, London. pp. 199-215.

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/artspapers/1340

Book Title


  • Spatial and Social Disparities: Understanding Population Trends and Processes, Vol 2

Start Page


  • 199

End Page


  • 215

Place Of Publication


  • London

Abstract


  • A multitude of studies into the links between trust and membership of associations

    have arisen in the decade since Putnam popularised the study of social capital in the

    early to mid 1990s (Brehm and Rahn, 1997; Claibourn and Martin, 2000; Paxton,

    1999; Putnam, 2000). Interest has been stimulated by Putnam's observations of

    declining social capital in the United States, as measured by falling memberships

    in several large traditional voluntary organisations, and also declining rates of social

    trust in the US as measured by the General Social Survey and political participation,

    as measured in National Election Surveys (Putnam, 2000). These observations are

    important because of the host of positive social outcomes reported to be associated

    with trust and membership at both an individual and country level: GDP per capita

    (Knack and Keefer, 1997; La Porta, 1997; Putnam, 2000), reduced crime (Putnam,

    2000; Sampson et al., 1997) and improved health (Kawachi et al., 1999; Putnam,

    2000).

Authors


  •   Allum, Nick (external author)
  •   Patulny, Roger
  •   Read, Sanna (external author)
  •   Sturgis, Patrick (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2010

Citation


  • Allum, N., Patulny, R., Read, S. & Sturgis, P. 2010, 'Re-evaluating the links between social trust, institutional trust and civic association', in P. Norman, J. Stillwell, P. Surridge & C. Thomas (eds), Spatial and Social Disparities: Understanding Population Trends and Processes, Vol 2, Springer, London. pp. 199-215.

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/artspapers/1340

Book Title


  • Spatial and Social Disparities: Understanding Population Trends and Processes, Vol 2

Start Page


  • 199

End Page


  • 215

Place Of Publication


  • London