Marina Tulin's research focuses on one central theme: the people we know are important to us in many different ways. They provide information, personal advice or just a sympathetic ear. In formal terms, this has been called ‘social capital.’
In her research, Tulin used a network perspective, where social capital is regarded as the resources that an individual's social contacts possess, and which they can lend to the individual . The benefits of social relationships, or social capital, are widely recognised. However, there are still several gaps in our understanding of how social capital is created, maintained and delivers. Tulin sheds light on these and other questions.
M. Tulin: Blind Spots in Social Resource Theory: Essays on the Creation, Maintenance and Returns of Social Capital. Supervisor: Prof. B.G.M. Volker. Co-supervisor: Dr B. Lancee
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