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Capitale sociale, capitale umano e istituzioni nell'integrazione degli immigrati marocchini in Lombardia
Author/s: Rosangela Lodigiani 
Year:  2006 Issue: 102 Language: Italian 
Pages:  21 FullText PDF:  61 KB

Assuming that the concept of social capital has a heuristic capacity if applied to the study of international migrations, the article employs it as a key to understand the features of Moroccan immigration in Lombardy, with specific attention to female immigration, which is less known and investigated by the research in Italy. By making use of the concept of social capital is possible to explain settlement strategies of the Moroccans and their integration dynamics in the local labour market. However, studying the peculiarity of these phenomena, it becomes clear that it is necessary to consider the different types of social capital as first Putnam and more recently Woolcock and Fiedl suggested, distinguishing by three types: bonding, bridging, linking in order to understand which one is the more common in an ethnic group, the Moroccans, that is described as a familistic community. Furthermore, the article tries to investigate both the link existing between social capital and human capital, and the role that local institutions could have in developing social capital.

Rosangela Lodigiani, in "SOCIOLOGIA DEL LAVORO " 102/2006, pp. , DOI:


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