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Exploring Dimensions of Social Capital in Scotland Findings from the Scottish Social Attitudes Survey and Scottish Household Survey - Research Findings

Exploring Dimensions of Social Capital in Scotland Findings from the Scottish Social Attitudes Survey and Scottish Household Survey - Research Findings

Monday, October 29, 2012

ISBN: 9781782560982

The paper summarises findings from the full report, which explored whether different groups in Scottish society experience different levels of social capital.

Executive Summary

Overall the findings show that social capital varies significantly across different socio-economic and demographic groups and that three key factors are associated with different levels of social capital across at least four of ONS's five dimensions. These include people living in rural areas (particularly remote rural areas) who tended to have higher levels of social capital compared with those in large urban areas, those living in the most deprived areas who had lower levels of social capital than those in the least deprived areas, and people educated to degree level who generally had higher levels of social capital in comparison with those who had no educational qualifications.