Enhancing the society's social capital accumulation

Doris Padmini S. Selvaratnam, Madeline Berma, Nor Aini Hj Idris, Norlaila Abu Bakar, Poo Bee Tin

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Abstract

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 from 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 andan 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 society, the total expenditure incurred by the government to eradicate these problems, the wealth of the society and to finally identify the new types of social capital in society.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)105-113
Number of pages9
JournalJurnal Ekonomi Malaysia
Volume42
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2008

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Capital accumulation
Social capital
Factors
Social problems
Peers
Domestic violence
Marginalization
Expenditure
Networking
Wealth
Per capita income
Moral values
Crime
Economic growth
harmonious society
Government expenditure
Government
Abandonment
Poverty
Social values

Keywords

  • Economic growth
  • Government expenditure
  • Income per capita
  • Social capital
  • Social problems

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business, Management and Accounting (miscellaneous)

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Enhancing the society's social capital accumulation. / S. Selvaratnam, Doris Padmini; Berma, Madeline; Idris, Nor Aini Hj; Abu Bakar, Norlaila; Tin, Poo Bee.

In: Jurnal Ekonomi Malaysia, Vol. 42, No. 1, 2008, p. 105-113.

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S. Selvaratnam, DP, Berma, M, Idris, NAH, Abu Bakar, N & Tin, PB 2008, 'Enhancing the society's social capital accumulation', Jurnal Ekonomi Malaysia, vol. 42, no. 1, pp. 105-113.
S. Selvaratnam, Doris Padmini ; Berma, Madeline ; Idris, Nor Aini Hj ; Abu Bakar, Norlaila ; Tin, Poo Bee. / Enhancing the society's social capital accumulation. In: Jurnal Ekonomi Malaysia. 2008 ; Vol. 42, No. 1. pp. 105-113.
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