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Social change, friendship and civic participation

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Publication date

2003

Abstract

This paper studies the changing distribution of social capital and its impact on class formation in England and Wales from a 'class structural' perspective. It compares data from the Social Mobility Inquiry (1972) and the British Household Panel Survey (1992 and 1998) to show a distinct change in the class profiling of membership in civic organisations, with traditionally working-class dominated associations losing their working-class character, and middle-class dominated associations becoming even more middle-class dominated. Similar changes are evident for class-differentiated patterns of friendship. Our study indicates the class polarization of social capital in England and Wales.

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Sociological Research Online

Volume

8 (4):U412-U435

Subjects

Social Capital and Social Stratification

Links

http://serlib0.essex.ac.uk/record=b1402839

Notes

Albert Sloman Library Periodicals *restricted to Univ. Essex registered users*

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