Change search
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
One of all the others: a life course study of scouts, social capital, and stratification in the Swedish 'Folkhem'
Ersta Sköndal Bräcke University College, Department of Social Sciences.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-6158-3279
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
Abstract [en]

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.
Keyword [en]
Social capital, Stratification, Class, Scouts, Life course, Associations
National Category
Political Science
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:esh:diva-5776DOI: 10.1080/17448689.2017.1287843OAI: oai:DiVA.org:esh-5776DiVA: diva2:1073833
Available from: 2017-02-13 Created: 2017-02-13 Last updated: 2017-04-03

Open Access in DiVA

No full text

Other links

Publisher's full text

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Kassman, Anders
By organisation
Department of Social Sciences
In the same journal
Journal of Civil Society
Political Science

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar

Altmetric score

Total: 30 hits
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf