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Social Cohesion and Economic Prosperity
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Social Cohesion and Economic Prosperity

By Jeff Dayton-Johnson

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Economists traditionally claim that free markets are the key to prosperity. Now many are coming to realize the importance of the social relationships that underpin all human activities--including the marketplace.
Drawing on an array of new economic studies, this book explains the concept of social cohesion and explores its impact on economic performance. It includes case studies linking social cohesion to workplace productivity, school quality, health and the welfare of children. Later chapters examine the origin of social cohesion and the factors that favour or diminish it, with special attention to the fate of social cohesion in the globalizing world.
Social Cohesion and Economic Prosperity examines our increasingly frayed social fabric and explores ways in which an emphasis on social cohesion can promote a happier and more prosperous society.

Acknowledgements
1. Introduction
2. Knitted warmth and the wealth of nations
3. Co-operation and social cohesion in the modern economy
4. Social Cohesion and human development
5. Inequality
6. Problems of scaling-up
7. Policies for cohesion
8. A new vision of social cohesion
Bibliography
Index

"This is a Canadian book full of Canadian examples and recommendations for Canadian public policy. The issues regarding social cohesion that are dealt with in this book are important and Dayton-Johnson presents them in a most accessible way. For that, he merits commendation."

- Canadian Journal of Sociology Online

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Publication Details:

Binding: Paperback, 152 pages
Publication Date: 16th April 2001
ISBN: 9781550287158
Format: 9in x 6in

BISAC Code:  SOC026000
Imprint: Lorimer


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