The Family: A Social Capital for Sustainable Development
5 Pages Posted: 29 Sep 2014
Date Written: September 28, 2014
This brief paper is to draw special attention to the impact of the family -as a social capital- on sustainable development, and will highlight the importance of using a family approach in designing sustainable development policies and strategies, and how empowering the family is fundamental for the state and the society at large.
By reviewing the literature and empirical research, this paper will provide indicators to prove the positive impact of the family on sustainable development. The relationship between both variables will be examined through the following indicators; family capital and prevention of the intergenerational transmission of poverty, family stability and environmental sustainability, family capital and children development, family capital and intergenerational solidarity, and family wellbeing and socioeconomic development.
Keywords: Development, Family, Family Capital, Social Capital, Sustainable development
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