Giving behaviours and social cohesion: how people who 'give' make better communities

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Book

Author

Lorna Zischka

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Summary

‘Giving’ time and money to the community indicates the existence of relationships that draw people together, and ‘who people give to’ indicates how inclusive these relational networks are. Using UK data for the analysis, Zischka argues that a person’s willingness to ‘give' is not only influenced by social cohesion; it also helps to generate social cohesion. For thriving communities, we therefore need to consider our ‘giving’ as well as our ‘getting’.

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Psychology, Well Being, Societies, Social Capital, Social Behaviour and Social Psychology

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Not held in Hilary Doughty Research Library - bibliographic reference only