Bridging Social Capital
A set of connections linking the individual with others outside his or her group of affiliation (i.e., individuals from different ethnicities, classes, or religious groups), which provides access to a wider range of employment and educational opportunities.
Relation to social mobility
According to numerous studies, bridging social capital has been found to be associated with positive employment outcomes, such as more personal recommendations to employers, increased knowledge and employment opportunities, higher productivity at work, low unemployment rates, and even higher wages.
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