decline in social capital thesis generally suggest that changes occur across birth cohorts (e.g. Brehm and Rahn 1997; Putnam 1995, 2000).
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the role of birth cohorts in human development (Alwin and McCammon 2007).
Alwin, Duane F., and Ryan J. McCammon. 2007. “Rethinking Generations.” Research in Human
Brehm and Rahn 1997; Robinson and Jackson 2001
have argued that declines in social capital generally occur across generations or birth cohorts.
Schwadel, Philip. 2010. “Period and Cohort Effects on Religious Non-Affiliation and Religious Disaffiliation: A Research Note.” Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 49:311-19.
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