Social capital: approaches to definition and measurement
Keywords:social capital, social standard, social norm
The article is devoted to the study of the wide range of problems associated with the absence of the unified approach to the definition of the concept of social capital. The research addresses the issue of a methodological approach development to define the role of social capital by creating a hierarchy including the concepts of social norm and social standard. The key categories of the concepts of social norm, social standard and social capital were established with the help of quantitative analysis. The authors conclude that the concept of social capital can be regarded as the highest evolutionary stage in the development of the social sphere of society. The article analyzes and systematizes the set of scientific works that explore the concept of social capital. Taking into account the results of the present study will allow specialists from various fields of science to use key categories of the concepts of social norm, social standard, social capital, identified by the authors, and will also allow to develop the concept of social capital with the help of hierarchically established relationships of this scientific category with other concepts.