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Bowling alone : the collapse and revival of American community
Bowling alone : the collapse and revival of American community
Author: Putnam, Robert D.
ISBN: 9780743203043
Personal Author: Putnam, Robert D.
Publication Information: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2000.
Physical Description: 541 pages : illustrations, charts ; 25 cm.
Contents: Thinking about social change in America -- Political participation -- Civic participation -- Religious participation -- Connections in the workplace -- Informal social connections -- Altruism, volunteering, and philanthropy -- Reciprocity, honesty, and trust -- Against the tide? : small groups, social movements, and the Net -- Pressures of time and money -- Mobility and sprawl -- Technology and mass media -- From generation to generation -- What killed civic engagement? : summing up -- Education and children's welfare -- Safe and productive neighborhoods -- Economic prosperity -- Health and happiness -- Democracy -- The dark side of social capital -- Lessons of history : the Gilded Age and the Progressive Era -- Toward an agenda for social capitalists.
Abstract: "Putnam's work shows how social bonds are the most powerful predictor of life satisfaction. For example, he reports that getting married is the equivalent of quadrupling your income and attending a club meeting regularly is the equivalent of doubling your income. The loss of social capital is felt in critical ways: Communities with less social capital have lower educational performance and more teen pregnancy, child suicide, low birth weight, and prenatal mortality. Social capital is also a strong predictor of crime rates and other measures of neighborhood quality of life, as it is of our health: In quantitative terms, if you both smoke and belong to no groups, it's a close call as to which is the riskier behavior."--BOOK JACKET.
Subject Term: Social change -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Changement social -- État-Unis -- Histoire -- 20e siècle.
Participation sociale -- État-Unis -- Histoire -- 20e siècle.
Mudança social (história;século 20) -- Estados unidos.
Estrutura social (século 20) -- Estados unidos.
Sozialer Wandel.
Geographic Term: United States -- Social conditions -- 1945-
États-Unis -- Conditions sociales -- 1945-
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