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Potencjał i specyfika kapitału społecznego kobiet funkcjonujących w śroidowisku wiejskim
Potential and Particularity of Rural Women's Social Capital

Author(s): Danuta Walczak-Duraj
Subject(s): Social Sciences
Published by: Łódzkie Towarzystwo Naukowe
Keywords: Social Capital; Rural Women; Social Participation

Summary/Abstract: The paper focuses on an attempt to diagnose the potential and particularity of social capital among rural women. This type of capital is defined here as both a sort of tool to measure the existing potential for social participation and cooperation of women in local rural community and as a set of basic variables used in the process of creation and supporting social bondages in such communities. The paper is empirically based on the quantitative research, conducted in July 2007, through questionnaire interview on the representative sample of 1600 women living in various regions of all 16 voivodships of Poland. The research titled: Factors of rural women participation in social and political life was a part of a wider research project. Both main and additional results of the research, reported in the text, lead to the conclusion that although social capital of rural women is rather dispersed and influenced by local specifics of a rural community, such solutions to activate rural women are needed that apply to particularity of their social capital, including values that would support the women to leave their primary groups.

  • Issue Year: 57/2008
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 105-134
  • Page Count: 30
  • Language: Polish