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Socialt kapital: Skillnad på stad och landsbygd?
Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013).
2015 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Social capital : Is there a difference in social capital between metropolises and rural areas? (English)
Abstract [en]

This study examines the connection between social capital and urban and rural areas. The study divides the environments into two categories; metropolises and rural areas. Metropolises are defined as any of Swedens largest cities Stockholm, Gothenburg or Malmö. The study also examines if there is a difference between these groups in how high social trust they have to people living in the same areas as themselves versus people who live in other areas. The studie also focuses on the urbanization that the world is going through, where people move from rural areas into the cities for work and education. Does the urbanization also have an effect of the development of the social capital? Social capital is defined as social trust and the participants have been asked to which extent they feel like they can trust other people. The results of the research shows there exists a slight but consistent difference between the groups where we can see that the people who has grown up in metropolises has a higher social trust than the people raised in rural areas. The study also shows that although the people raised in rural areas has lower trust to people in general, they have higher trust to people living in the same areas as themselves.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. , 37 p.
Keyword [en]
Social capital, trust, metropolises, rural areas
Keyword [sv]
Socialt kapital, mellanmänsklig tillit, stad, landsbygd
National Category
Political Science
URN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-35003OAI: diva2:783169
Subject / course
Political Science
Educational program
Political Science (180 ECTS credits)
Available from: 2015-01-29 Created: 2015-01-23 Last updated: 2015-01-29Bibliographically approved

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