Women and Social Capital: A Comment on Hall's ‘Social Capital in Britain’

  title={Women and Social Capital: A Comment on Hall's ‘Social Capital in Britain’},
  author={Vivien Lowndes},
  journal={British Journal of Political Science},
  • Vivien Lowndes
  • Published 1 July 2000
  • Economics, History
  • British Journal of Political Science
Hall's interesting article contains the bold, but undeveloped, argument that ‘social capital has been sustained in Britain largely by virtue of the increasing participation of women in the community’. Hall's statement draws attention to the curious silence within the social capital debate about gender dynamics. Hall modestly notes that his analysis of social capital in Britain raises more questions than it resolves. The purpose of this Comment is to clarify these questions as they relate to… 

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