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The Resource Bowling alone : the collapse and revival of American community, Robert D. Putnam

Bowling alone : the collapse and revival of American community, Robert D. Putnam

Label
Bowling alone : the collapse and revival of American community
Title
Bowling alone
Title remainder
the collapse and revival of American community
Statement of responsibility
Robert D. Putnam
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Putnam's work shows how social bonds are the most powerful predictor of life satisfaction. For example, he reports that getting married is the equivalent of quadrupling your income and attending a club meeting regularly is the equivalent of doubling your income. The loss of social capital is felt in critical ways: Communities with less social capital have lower educational performance and more teen pregnancy, child suicide, low birth weight, and prenatal mortality. Social capital is also a strong predictor of crime rates and other measures of neighborhood quality of life, as it is of our health: In quantitative terms, if you both smoke and belong to no groups, it's a close call as to which is the riskier behavior."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
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Putnam, Robert D
Dewey number
306/.0973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HN65
LC item number
.P878 2000
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • statistics
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  • Social change
  • United States
Label
Bowling alone : the collapse and revival of American community, Robert D. Putnam
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [445]-504) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Thinking about social change in America -- Political participation -- Civic participation -- Religious participation -- Connections in the workplace -- Informal social connections -- Altruism, volunteering, and philanthropy -- Reciprocity, honesty, and trust -- Against the tide? : small groups, social movements, and the Net -- Pressures of time and money -- Mobility and sprawl -- Technology and mass media -- From generation to generation -- What killed civic engagement? : summing up -- Education and children's welfare -- Safe and productive neighborhoods -- Economic prosperity -- Health and happiness -- Democracy -- The dark side of social capital -- Lessons of history : the Gilded Age and the Progressive Era -- Toward an agenda for social capitalists
Control code
43599073
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
541 pages
Isbn
9780743203043
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
00027278
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Bowling alone : the collapse and revival of American community, Robert D. Putnam
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [445]-504) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Thinking about social change in America -- Political participation -- Civic participation -- Religious participation -- Connections in the workplace -- Informal social connections -- Altruism, volunteering, and philanthropy -- Reciprocity, honesty, and trust -- Against the tide? : small groups, social movements, and the Net -- Pressures of time and money -- Mobility and sprawl -- Technology and mass media -- From generation to generation -- What killed civic engagement? : summing up -- Education and children's welfare -- Safe and productive neighborhoods -- Economic prosperity -- Health and happiness -- Democracy -- The dark side of social capital -- Lessons of history : the Gilded Age and the Progressive Era -- Toward an agenda for social capitalists
Control code
43599073
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
541 pages
Isbn
9780743203043
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
00027278
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations

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