Social Capital and Social Geography

By the Annie E. Casey Foundation

September 30, 2010


This report explores how social capital and social geography affect the economic and overall well-being of families. Data from the Making Connections initiative further explain the roles of social capital, social geography and race in individual survival strategies.

Table of Contents

Key Takeaway

Network Strategies Work for local residents

To effectively improve the lives of low-income families, neighborhood-based solutions aren’t enough. Rather, since people already rely on social networks within and beyond their neighborhoods, connecting with those networks to offer services is the best way to reach local residents.

Findings & Stats

Statements & Quotations