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Discussion paper

The Start of a Conversation on the Value of New Zealand’s Social Capital (DP 18/04)

Issue date: 
Thursday, 22 February 2018
Document Date: 
Wednesday, 28 Feb 2018
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978-1-98-853491-6 (Online)

This paper describes a conceptual framework for the key components of social capital, as a first step towards its measurement as part of the Treasury’s Living Standards Framework. It proposes a definition of social capital as the social connections, attitudes and norms that contribute to societal wellbeing by promoting coordination and collaboration between people and groups in society.

Last updated: 
Thursday, 22 February 2018