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Social Capital, Children and Young PeopleImplications for practice, policy and research$
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Julie Allan and Ralph Catts

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9781847429285

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: January 2013

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781847429285.001.0001

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Youth club connections

Youth club connections

(p.77) Five Youth club connections
Social Capital, Children and Young People

Marion Allison

Ralph Catts

Policy Press

This chapter reports on the social capital processes in a Council supported Youth Club. The authors discuss how the connections among young people and volunteers in a youth club affect their opportunities to achieve their social, economic, and cultural needs. The results indicate that young people rely on the adult volunteers and council staff who attend the youth club for advice and role models and suggest that while the youth club connections were themselves fragile and not enduring, youth aspirations formed through family bonding social capital could be informed and supported by provision of information provided by bridging social capital accessed through the youth club.

Keywords:   disadvantaged, youth, youth club, Scotland, case study, social capital, policy, research

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