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Jurnal Ekonomi Malaysia

42 2008 105 – 113


Enhancing the Society’s Social Capital Accumulation

School of Economics
Faculty Economic and Business
University Kebangsaan Malaysia
43600 Bangi.


School of Economics
Faculty Economic and Business
University Kebangsaan Malaysia
43600 Bangi.


School of Economics
Faculty Economic and Business
University Kebangsaan Malaysia
43600 Bangi.


School of Economics
Faculty Economic and Business
University Kebangsaan Malaysia
43600 Bangi.


School of Economics
Faculty Economic and Business
University Kebangsaan Malaysia
43600 Bangi.


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 marginalization 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 and an 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 .

Keywords

economic growth; goverment expenditure; income per capita; Social capital; social problems

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Selvaratman, , Berma, , Idris, , Bakar, , & Tin, (2008). Enhancing the Society’s Social Capital Accumulation. Jurnal Ekonomi Malaysia, 42, 105–113.

@article{Selvaratman2008Enhancing,
  title={Enhancing the Society’s Social Capital Accumulation},
  author={Selvaratman, Doris and Berma, Madeline and Idris, Nor and Bakar, Norlaila and Tin, Poo},
  journal={Jurnal Ekonomi Malaysia},
  volume={42},
  number={},
  pages={105—113},
  year={2008},
}


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