One of all the others: a life course study of scouts, social capital, and stratification in the Swedish 'Folkhem'
2017 (English)In: Journal of Civil Society, ISSN 1744-8689, E-ISSN 1744-8697, Vol. 13, no 1, 71-89 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Epub ahead of print
This longitudinal study shows that scouts have higher incomes than others 14 years after their participation when controlling for social background, sex, and individual cognitive tests. But scouting has no significant effects on future criminality. Social exclusion and criminal behaviour are so marginal that they require more specific types of explanations. The results can be interpreted as signs that taking part in scouts significantly contributes as a step in the social pathway to the upper classes of society. By supporting scouting, the welfare state seems not to prevent problem behaviour but runs the risk of contributing to social stratification.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2017. Vol. 13, no 1, 71-89 p.
Social capital, Stratification, Class, Scouts, Life course, Associations
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:esh:diva-5776DOI: 10.1080/17448689.2017.1287843OAI: oai:DiVA.org:esh-5776DiVA: diva2:1073833