Measuring Social Capital and Its Differentials by Family Structures

Measuring Social Capital and Its Differentials by Family Structures

Measuring Social Capital and Its Differentials by Family Structures

Measuring Social Capital and Its Differentials by Family Structuress

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Référence bibliographique [492]

Ravanera, Zenaida R. et Rajulton, Fernando. 2010. «Measuring Social Capital and Its Differentials by Family Structures ». Social Indicators Research, vol. 95, no 1, p. 63-89.

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1. Objectifs


Intentions :
«This study […] aims at a better understanding of social capital and its relationship to different types of families using a more focused concept of social capital and relevant empirical data.» (p. 64)

2. Méthode


Échantillon/Matériau :
«This study will focus on 8,250 women who, at survey [2003 General Social Survey, by Statistics Canada] date, were 30–64 years old, the ages at which variation in family structures is greatest.» (p. 66)

Type de traitement des données :
Analyse statistique

3. Résumé


Authors conclude that their «[…] study provides further evidence of the vulnerability of lone mothers, who comprise about 20% of all mothers. Their vulnerability is accentuated by the finding in this study that lone mothers do not have as extensive a network—informal or through organizations—to fall back on as mothers in intact families have. What sets lone mothers apart from divorced and separated women (who also have lower social capital) is the presence of children who need their care. Reaching out to women who have undergone marital dissolution is made complicated by their having low confidence in institutions, public or private.» (p. 84)