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Social capital refers to social connectedness (Putnam, 2015). Individuals with high social capital have ties to diverse and significant social networks. The value in these social ties lie in their ability to connect you to the ‘right’ people, such as those who can provide you with employment, and to impart valuable information about what kinds of opportunities exist and how to take advantage of them (Vance, 2016a). In sum, social capital is a strong indicator of future success and upward mobility.