Social Capital Measures

Social Capital Measures

Compiled by: Charles R. Collins M.A.
Community Change Group
Ecological-Community Psychology
Michigan State University

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OfflineCharles Collins Charles Collins said 2 years ago

Here are a few more.


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Jones, EC. 2004. Wealth-Based Trust and the Development of Collective Action. World Development 32(4):691-711.

Van Der Gaag, M., and T. A. B. Snijders. 2005. The Resource Generator: Social Capital Quantification with Concrete Items. Social Networks 27 (1):1-29.

Flora, C. B., & Flora, J. L. (1993). Entrepreneurial social infrastructure: A necessary ingredient. Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, 529, 48-58. 

Flora, J. L. (1998). Social Capital and Communities of Place. Presidential Address. Rural Sociology, 63(4), 481-506. 

Lin, N. (2001). Social capital: A theory of social structure and action. New York: Cambridge University Press.

Lin, N., Cook, K., & Burt, R. S. (Eds.). (2001). Social Capital: Theory and research. New Brunswick, NJ: Transaction Publishers.

OfflineCharles Collins Charles Collins said 2 years ago

Also, Martin van der Gaag has a website ( that collates a bunch of this information, including position and resource generator instruments

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