Social Capital Revisited: An Extended Examination of Family Social Capital and Outcomes Later in the Life-Course

David E. Carter, University of Cincinnati
John Paul Wright, University of Cincinnati

Family capital has emerged as a salient theoretical construct in research on the effects parents have on their children. Prior research by Wright, Cullen, and Miller (2001), for example, shows that family capital early in life has potent effects on adolescent attainment later in life. Our research extends Wright, Cullen, and Miller's (2001) work, to include the final wave of the National Youth Survey (NYS). Following their research, we explore 1) whether early family capital continues to influence adjustment into the adult years and 2) whether early capital buffers against the deleterious effects of delinquent involvement.

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