Measuring the Benefits of Social Capital to Young People

In Defining and Measuring Social Capital for Young People: A Practical Review of the Literature on Resource-Full Relationships, the authors define social capital as the developmental relationships young people make and the many kinds of life-enhancing benefits that accrue to them through those relationships. Access to social capital is associated with a variety of positive health, education, and employment outcomes, but useful measurement tools for youth agencies are just beginning to be developed.

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