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The Ladd report

Author: Everett Carll Ladd
Publisher: New York : Free Press, ©1999.
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"Everett Carll Ladd, a political scientist who directs the Roper Center for Public Opinion Research, uses a vast array of data to offer a definitive report on the state of America's civic life. He shows that, far from withering, civic life is thriving." "If you are wondering how to organize your own community, or how you can pitch in, or simply want to know what all the doomsayers are talking about, then The Ladd  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Ladd, Everett Carll.
Ladd report.
New York : Free Press, c1999
(OCoLC)606454663
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Everett Carll Ladd
ISBN: 0684837358 9780684837352
OCLC Number: 39914222
Description: xiii, 210 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Counting our social capital --
Nation of loners? --
From bowling leagues to soccer nation --
Volunteering and giving --
Social confidence and trust --
In comparative perspective.
Responsibility: Everett Carll Ladd.
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Whether it's the PTA or bowling league, the Elks Club or the Girl Scouts, much has been written about the decline of the country's "social capital". In this book, social scientist Everett Carll Ladd  Read more...

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