RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 43599073 LA English T1 Bowling alone : the collapse and revival of American community A1 Putnam, Robert D., PB Simon & Schuster PP New York YR 2000 SN 0684832836 9780684832838 0743203046 9780743203043 AB "Putnam's work shows how social bonds are the most powerful predictor of life satisfaction. For example, he reports that getting married is the equivalent of quadrupling your income and attending a club meeting regularly is the equivalent of doubling your income. The loss of social capital is felt in critical ways: Communities with less social capital have lower educational performance and more teen pregnancy, child suicide, low birth weight, and prenatal mortality. Social capital is also a strong predictor of crime rates and other measures of neighborhood quality of life, as it is of our health: In quantitative terms, if you both smoke and belong to no groups, it's a close call as to which is the riskier behavior."--Jacket.