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Social Capital

"Social capital refers to the institutions, relationships, and norms that shape the quality and quantity of a society's social interactions. Increasing evidence shows that social cohesion is critical for societies to prosper economically and for development to be sustainable. Social capital is not just the sum of the institutions which underpin a society – it is the glue that holds them together."

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We need to help individuals build social capital for economic prosperity. More on Social Capital from;
Wikipedia
World Bank

If you read the research you realise that it is a loaded term, but if you look at Network theory, the strength is in the quantity and strength of links between actors. 

So we can arguably help job seekers, especially in places in the world with low social capital, through creating links with job creators and strengthening existing links. 



 

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