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Money makes the world go round: voluntary associations, financial support, and social capital in Belgium

Lesley Hustinx UGent, Dries Van den Bosch and Chloë Delcour UGent (2013) NONPROFIT AND VOLUNTARY SECTOR QUARTERLY. 42(6). p.1176-1196
abstract
In the current debate on social capital, a key issue relates to the growing popularity of more passive forms of involvement at the expense of active participation in voluntary associations. While some authors claim that this trend leads to a decline in social capital, others call for a reevaluation of the role of passive involvement. This paper aims to contribute to a better understanding of the relationship between passive involvement and social capital. Using data from a representative survey of the Dutch-speaking population in Belgium, we assess the relationship between passive membership, financial support, and social capital. We find that financial support is a distinct form of participation that generates the strongest link with social capital. This indicates that voluntary associations, in addition to their socialization function, also perform an important representation function. This conclusion supports the institutional approach to social capital.
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published
subject
keyword
social capital, membership, civic value orientations, donations, PARTICIPATION, IMPACT, ORIGINS, Voluntary associations
journal title
NONPROFIT AND VOLUNTARY SECTOR QUARTERLY
volume
42
issue
6
pages
1176 - 1196
Web of Science type
Article
Web of Science id
000327235100006
JCR category
SOCIAL ISSUES
JCR impact factor
1.837 (2013)
JCR rank
5/42 (2013)
JCR quartile
1 (2013)
ISSN
0899-7640
DOI
10.1177/0899764012451662
language
English
UGent publication?
yes
classification
A1
copyright statement
I have transferred the copyright for this publication to the publisher
id
2079128
handle
http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-2079128
date created
2012-04-02 12:49:46
date last changed
2016-12-19 15:44:52
@article{2079128,
  abstract     = {In the current debate on social capital, a key issue relates to the growing popularity of more passive forms of involvement at the expense of active participation in voluntary associations. While some authors claim that this trend leads to a decline in social capital, others call for a reevaluation of the role of passive involvement. This paper aims to contribute to a better understanding of the relationship between passive involvement and social capital. Using data from a representative survey of the Dutch-speaking population in Belgium, we assess the relationship between passive membership, financial support, and social capital. We find that financial support is a distinct form of participation that generates the strongest link with social capital. This indicates that voluntary associations, in addition to their socialization function, also perform an important representation function. This conclusion supports the institutional approach to social capital.},
  author       = {Hustinx, Lesley and Van den Bosch, Dries and Delcour, Chlo{\"e}},
  issn         = {0899-7640},
  journal      = {NONPROFIT AND VOLUNTARY SECTOR QUARTERLY},
  keyword      = {social capital,membership,civic value orientations,donations,PARTICIPATION,IMPACT,ORIGINS,Voluntary associations},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {6},
  pages        = {1176--1196},
  title        = {Money makes the world go round: voluntary associations, financial support, and social capital in Belgium},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0899764012451662},
  volume       = {42},
  year         = {2013},
}

Chicago
Hustinx, Lesley, Dries Van den Bosch, and Chloë Delcour. 2013. “Money Makes the World Go Round: Voluntary Associations, Financial Support, and Social Capital in Belgium.” Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly 42 (6): 1176–1196.
APA
Hustinx, L., Van den Bosch, D., & Delcour, C. (2013). Money makes the world go round: voluntary associations, financial support, and social capital in Belgium. NONPROFIT AND VOLUNTARY SECTOR QUARTERLY, 42(6), 1176–1196.
Vancouver
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Hustinx L, Van den Bosch D, Delcour C. Money makes the world go round: voluntary associations, financial support, and social capital in Belgium. NONPROFIT AND VOLUNTARY SECTOR QUARTERLY. 2013;42(6):1176–96.
MLA
Hustinx, Lesley, Dries Van den Bosch, and Chloë Delcour. “Money Makes the World Go Round: Voluntary Associations, Financial Support, and Social Capital in Belgium.” NONPROFIT AND VOLUNTARY SECTOR QUARTERLY 42.6 (2013): 1176–1196. Print.