Enhancing the society's social capital accumulation

Doris Padmini Selvaratnam, and Madeline Berma, and Nor Aini Haji Idris, and Norlaila Abu Bakar, and Poo Bee Tin, (2008) Enhancing the society's social capital accumulation. Jurnal Ekonomi Malaysia, 42 . pp. 105-113. ISSN 0127-1962



There are various social ills plaguing the society today (i.e. juvenile,delinquency, crimes, murder; gangsterism, abandonment of the elderly, domestic violence, etc.). This can be attributed to various factors ranging fiom peer pressure, mental problems, poverty and marginalisation and eroding moral values. In a society that has experienced a rapid economic growth and a steady increase in the income per capita, it is thus an alarming factor if there is an increase in social problems and an increase in government expenditure to curb this problem. Social capital through effective networking is seen as an avenue to enhance positive social values and contribute towards a harmonious society. This research investigates the social problems in socieiy, the total expenditure incurred by the government to eradicate these problems, the wealth of the society and to finally identifv the new types of social capital in society.

Item Type:Article
Keywords:Social capital; social problems; economic growth; government expenditure; income per capita
Journal:Jurnal Ekonomi Malaysia
ID Code:7853
Deposited By: stud01
Deposited On:05 Nov 2014 12:49
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