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Giuseppe Giordano

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Testing the association between social capital and health over time: a family-based design.

Author

  • Giuseppe Nicola Giordano
  • Juan Merlo
  • Henrik Ohlsson
  • Maria Rosvall
  • Martin Lindström

Summary, in English

The past decade has seen a vast increase in empirical research investigating associations between social capital and health outcomes. Literature reviews reveal 'generalized trust' and 'social participation' to be the most robust of the commonly used social capital proxies, both showing positive association with health outcomes. However, this association could be confounded by unmeasured factors, such as the shared environment. Currently, there is a distinct lack of social capital research that takes into account such residual confounding.

Department/s

  • Social Medicine and Health Policy
  • Social Epidemiology
  • Family Medicine and Clinical Epidemiology
  • EpiHealth: Epidemiology for Health

Publishing year

2013

Language

English

Publication/Series

BMC Public Health

Volume

13

Issue

Jul,17

Document type

Journal article

Publisher

BioMed Central (BMC)

Topic

  • Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology

Status

Published

Research group

  • Social Medicine and Health Policy
  • Social Epidemiology
  • Family Medicine and Clinical Epidemiology

ISBN/ISSN/Other

  • ISSN: 1471-2458