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Does social capital induce children educational attainment? Evidence from rural community in Terengganu, Malaysia


Abdul Hakim, Roslan and Ismail, Russayani and Abdul Razak, Nor Azam (2010) Does social capital induce children educational attainment? Evidence from rural community in Terengganu, Malaysia. In: 14th UNESCO-APEID International Conference Education for Human Resource Development, 21-23 Oktober 2010, Bangkok, Thailand. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

The determinants of educational attainment among children have become one of the main research agenda among scholars, educationists and economists alike. In most studies, the focus is on the relationship between educational attainment and factors such as the quality of teachers, schools, educational technologies, curriculum design, the financial and human capital aspect of the families and the ability of children themselves. Recently, the focus has been expanded to explore the relationship between social capital and educational attainment. As an addition to the existing literature, this paper attempts to investigate the impact of social capital on educational attainment using a regression analysis based on a sample of 2500 households, gathered from a rural community in Terengganu, Malaysia. Six domains of social capital are used to arrive at the index of social capital. The argument advanced in this paper is that social capital such as networking, cooperation and trust at the household level is expected to have a positive impact on child's educational attainment.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Social capital, educational attainment, rural community
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
Divisions: College of Arts and Sciences
Depositing User: Mrs. Norazmilah Yaakub
Date Deposited: 28 Nov 2011 06:35
Last Modified: 28 Nov 2011 06:35
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/3722

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