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Elgar Companion to Social Capital and Health

May 21, 2021

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Summary Blog Post from Sherman Folland

The Elgar Companion to Social Capital and Health, edited by Sherman Folland and Eric Nauenberg, presents new research from each of the social science disciplines: sociology, epidemiology, political science, economics, and history. The contributing authors are from a wide geographic area – Europe, North America, Asia and the Middle East. Each of the 18 chapters have been summarised and posted on Elgar.Blog. The list below contains links to each chapter’s blog post.

This book can be purchased in print via e-elgar.com and is also available online via Elgaronline.

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Do Network Members’ Resources Generate Health Inequality? Social Capital Theory and Beyond

May 10, 2021

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Lin Song, Cleothia Frazier, and Phillip J. Pettis explain how network- and resource-based social capital leads to positive health consequences or inequalities in people’s health status in that people with more social capital are more advantaged in the maintenance and protection of health.

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Network Approaches to the Study of Social Capital and Health

May 10, 2021

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Spencer Moore, Stephanie Child, Yun-Hsuan, and Jennifer Mandelbaum

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Workplace Social Capital and Sickness Absence

May 6, 2021

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M. Kamrul Islam and Lorenzo Rocco attack the major issues troubling studies of Social Capital’s (SC) influence on health.

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

May 6, 2021

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

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