Social capital, ethnicity and children's well-being: aspects of social capital in the everyday lives of British Punjabi children

Hossain, Rosa, Watters, Charles, Brown, Rupert, Cameron, Lindsey, Landau, Anick, Le Touze, Dominique, Nigbur, Dennis and Rutland, Adam (2007) Social capital, ethnicity and children's well-being: aspects of social capital in the everyday lives of British Punjabi children. International Journal of Migration, Health and Social Care, 3 (2). pp. 4-21. ISSN 1747-9894

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Abstract

This paper discusses the relationship between minority ethnicity, well-being and children's social capital in the light of data from a qualitative study on social capital among 32 British Punjabi primary school children. Through a broad overview of social capital literature on ethnic minorities and children's welfare, the case is made for placing children's well-being in a contextual framework that acknowledges the variety and wealth of children's everyday experiences. Looking at the children's social networks and future aspirations, the discussion will draw out ways in which social capital processes interact with other aspects of children's identity, including ethnicity and gender, from a child-centred perspective. Finally, some exploratory ideas are offered as to how bonding processes may affect children's psychological well-being, and how they may be viewed through the concept of ‘emotional capital’.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Education and Social Work > Social Work and Social Care
Subjects: H Social Sciences
Depositing User: Yasmin Ali
Date Deposited: 15 Jun 2015 08:54
Last Modified: 15 Jun 2015 08:54
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/54499
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