Social Capital and Social Cohesion: Definition and Measurement

Dec 2008
The purpose of this presentation is to propose a definition of the concept of social cohesion and an approach to measuring it. We proceed in two parts: Part I: Cumulative definition and measurement; Part II: Exploration and measurement of key contributing dimensions: Solidarity, social protection, citizenship. This work was discussed at the Taller de Consulta sobre medición de la calidad de vida, IDB, Washington DC, December 8, 2006.