Bonding Social Capital
An array of high-quality relationships that the individual maintains within his/her affiliation group (including family members, friends, and neighbors), characterized by reciprocity, a sense of belonging, and trust. This provides different types of support (instrumental, financial, identity, and emotional).
Relation to social mobility
Studies from Israel and abroad point to the lack of bonding social capital – which leads to a lack of financial, instrumental, informative, and emotional support – as a major barrier to success in the transition stages to adulthood, consistent implementation of decisions, adapting to changes, and handling crises.
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