What is Social Capital? by @bloomingrock

Another aspect of social capital to know about is the distinction between bonding social capital and bridging social capital . Bonding social capital refers to the ties among members of a group who are similar to one another with respect to social class, race or ethnicity, religious affiliation or other characteristics of social identity. Bridging social capital is made up of links among members of a community who are dissimilar to one another with respect to social identity. Bonding social capital, which often takes the form of aid and social support shared between members of a homogenous group, facilitates “getting by”. Whereas bridging social capital can be a means of “getting ahead” in that these ties enable individuals to access resources beyond their own social group.

Full article: http://sustainablecitiescollective.com/node/259931

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