Family, Personal Networks and Social Capital
Keywords:family, social capital, personal networks
The aim of this article is, using a survey taken on a representative sample of the Italian population as our starting point, to verify whether support networks can still be considered a resource for Italians (and if so how far these networks reach and how intense the flows of help individuals can draw on in their primary networks are) and to investigate more closely to what extent the existence of such a network affects the degree of satisfaction the average Italian expresses regarding certain fundamental aspects of daily life: economic resources, family, friends, work, free time and health. The results of the study demonstrate that the primary social capital available to Italians has been seriously eroded in recent years and that satisfaction levels are linked much more closely to the stage an individual has reached in their life cycle than to the amount of social capital available to them.
How to Cite
Copyright (c) 2011 Italian Sociological Review
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.
(APC) Article and submissions processing charges
ISR does not ask for articles and submissions processing charges APC
Authors who publish in this journal agree to the following points:
- Authors retain the rights to their work and give to the journal the right of first publication of the work, simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons License. This attribution allows others to share the work, indicating the authorship and initial publication in this journal.
- The authors may enter into other agreements with non-exclusive license to distribute the published version of the work (eg. deposit it in an institutional archive or publish it in a monograph), provided to indicate that the document was first published in this journal.
- Authors can distribute their work online (eg. on their website) only after the article is published (See The Effect of Open Access).