About this book
This book provides a comprehensive overview of how communities can leverage their social capital to improve overall quality of life for citizens. In addition, it offers detailed guidance on the design, implementation, and evaluation of social capital initiatives. It defines critical concepts of social capital, its decline in recent years, and the potential for rebuilding it through progressive social policy initiatives. Chapters present an innovative social policy template, Serve Here, for improving Americans’ collective quality of life, starting with young adults. Serve Here sets out a comprehensive, sustainable service learning plan aimed at increasing quality higher education for young adults, reducing college debt, and enhancing long-term civic participation and community building. The book offer guidelines for developing tailored solutions to ensure greater parity of social capital to regional, demographic, and other marginalized populations.
Featured topics include:
- The civic value of social capital.
- The economics of social capital in communities.
- Building social capital across communities by leveraging personal relationships.
- Social capital and returning military veterans.
- Millennials and social capital.
- Teaching the social entrepreneurs of tomorrow.
Social Capital and Community Well-Being: The Serve Here Initiative is a valuable resource for clinicians and practitioners as well as researchers and graduate students in community psychology, social work, education, and healthcare policy.
Civic involvement and social capital Civic participation and social capital Community development and social capital Community organization and social capital Compassionate capitalism and social capitalism Cost-benefit analysis of social capitalism Criminal behavior and social capital Economic prosperity and social capital Emotional well being and social capital Military veterans and social capital Millennial generation and social capital Physical health and social capital Political action and social capital Primary prevention and social capital Social capital curriculum Social capital models Social entrepreneurship Volunteerism and social capital
Editors and affiliations
- DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-33264-2
- Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
- Publisher Name Springer, Cham
- eBook Packages Behavioral Science and Psychology
- Print ISBN 978-3-319-33262-8
- Online ISBN 978-3-319-33264-2
- Series Print ISSN 1572-1981
- About this book