• Corpus ID: 145437962

Social capital in the experience of homeless mothers

  title={Social capital in the experience of homeless mothers},
  author={A. A. Nicholson},
This article was published in the Spring 2013 issue of the Journal of Undergraduate Research 



Forms of Capital

The text is devoted to the cultural capital (and its three main states: incorporation, objectification, institutionalization) and social capital. The author analyzes the issues of transfer and

Social Capital: Its Origins and Applications in Modern Sociology

This paper reviews the origins and definitions of social capital in the writings of Bourdieu, Loury, and Coleman, among other authors. It distinguishes four sources of social capital and examines

Factors influencing homelessness in women.

The never-homeless, never-abused group scored significantly higher on autonomy and intimacy than the homeless or the never-Homeless, abused groups, demonstrating the significance of families of origin and learning how to develop and utilize support systems in preventing or reducing homelessness.

Social Networks and Homelessness Among Women Heads of Household

Comparing networks of 251 mothers before, and approximately 5 years after, their families entered shelters with networks of 291 consistently housed poor mothers found that formerly homeless mothers did not report smaller networks, more children or fewer partners, however, formerly homeless women did report fewer positive functions.

Social Capital in the Creation of Human Capital

  • J. Coleman
  • Economics, Sociology
    American Journal of Sociology
  • 1988
In this paper, the concept of social capital is introduced and illustrated, its forms are described, the social structural conditions under which it arises are examined, and it is used in an analysis

Social relationships and vulnerability to becoming homeless among poor families.

The data suggest that women seeking shelter had used up potential sources of support before turning to public shelter, and were more likely than were housed mothers to have had recent contact with parents, other relatives, and friends.

Social support among homeless and housed mothers: an integrative review.

  • M. Meadows-Oliver
  • Psychology
    Journal of psychosocial nursing and mental health services
  • 2005
An integrative review was conducted of 12 research articles that compare social support among low-income housed mothers and homeless mothers, using guidelines set forth by Ganong to better understand the relationship between social support and female-headed homeless families.

The relationship between social support and family homelessness: A comparison study of homeless and housed mothers

The present study investigated the nature of social support in the lives of 50 homeless mothers and 50 housed mothers receiving public assistance. It was hypothesized that mothers who do not have

Bowling Alone: America's Declining Social Capital

After briefly explaining why social capital (civil society) is important to democracy, Putnam devotes the bulk of this chapter to demonstrating social capital’s decline in the United States across

Why does family homelessness occur? A case-control study.

The data suggest that solutions to family homelessness in the current housing market require an increase in the supply of decent affordable housing, income maintenance, and assistance from social welfare agencies focused on rebuilding supportive relationships.