Connecting with Canadians

Research Report:

Social Cohesion: Updating the State of the Research

by Caroline Beauvais, Jane Jenson

In the last four years, since CPRN published Mapping Social Cohesion: The State of Canadian Research, there have been significant additions to the body of academic research and policy-related findings on social cohesion.  A range of researchers and research organisations have pursued an agenda of analysis using the concept.  Therefore, the principal goal of this literature and research review is to document and assess the major conceptual issues and themes in these recent studies.  This paper provides a structured reading of this literature and a bibliography.

Release Date: 12 Jul 2002
Number of pages: 62
Document number: 12949
Keywords: social cohesion, citizenship, economic restructuring, diversity, community characteristics, well-being, democratic participation