April 21, 2021


Social Capital and Health Interventions: Enhancing Social Capital to Improve Health

Jean Guo, Setti Raïs Ali, and Lise Rochaix demonstrate how improvements in community social capital cause better community health.

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March 22, 2021


How Social Capital Arises in Areas: New Studies

Authors of ‘How social capital arises in areas’ in Elgar Companion to Social Capital and Health, Tor Iversen and Tigist Woldetsadik Sommeno, summarise their chapter.

Manusing euro money to invest in a new small business
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March 11, 2021


COVID-19 is a useful warning: prepare for the next pandemic

Peter A.G. van Bergeijk, author of Pandemic Economics, explains that ‘we cannot sit back and relax because we flattened the curve’ and that we ‘need to think about the future after COVID-19’.

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March 1, 2021


History of Social Capital and Health

M. Kamrul Islam notes the criticisms of the present state of social capital research as: the difficulty of measuring the elements of social capital, thus the need to find better ways to measure it, also, to better address its effect in communities overall. But perhaps most important is the need to find and measure ways to increase it.

History of Social Capital
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March 1, 2021


Social Capital and Economic Growth

Soumyananda Dinda explains that human capital and social capital are closely related and together are useful to realizing economic growth.

Economic Growth
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