This paper summarises and reviews current debates around social capital, describes the approach and methods YL uses to attempt to measure social capital and provides a comparative analysis of social capital across the four YL countries. It additionally highlights some of YL's initial, national level analyses of social capital in relation to various aspects of child wellbeing (nutritional status, health and educational performance) and draws out some of the common themes from ongoing research. Policy implications are considered and priorities for future research are identified.
Harpham, T., De Silva, M., Jones, N., Garlick, C., Working Paper 31. Maternal Social Capital and Child Wellbeing in Comparative Perspective, 2006, London, UK; Save the Children UK, 43 pp.