Global Perspectives on Social Capital and Health

Editors: Kawachi, Ichiro, Takao, Soshi, Subramanian, S.V. (Eds.)

  • A companion volume to Social Capital and Health (edited by Kawachi, Subramanian, and Kim)
  • Covers cutting edge issues in social capital research, including the use of novel approaches (e.g. geo-spatial analysis, social network methods) to elucidate the linkages between social capital and population health
  • Provides an up-to-date survey of social capital research being conducted in the global context, spanning Asia, Latin America, and Sub-Saharan Africa
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This book is a follow up to Social Capital and Health (2008), edited by Kawachi, Subramanian & Kim. Global Perspectives on Social Capital and Health provides a timely update on emerging topics in a fast-growing field, and features contributions from an outstanding international team of scholars, selected from a diverse range of disciplinary backgrounds including: social epidemiology, medical geography, social psychology, social welfare and gerontology, pediatrics, political science, economics, and medical sociology. The book is organized in three parts: Part 1. Emerging directions in social capital research. This section highlights novel directions in social capital research. These include: a) novel settings for conducting research on social capital (workplaces, schools), b) new approaches for causal inference in social capital (instrumental variable analysis, twin fixed effects designs); c) cutting-edge directions for social capital research, including studies of the origins of community social capital, the use of social network analysis to investigate social capital, and novel methods for investigating the link between social capital and crime. Part 2. Social capital and health policy. The three chapters in this section highlight implications of social capital for interventions and health policy. Part 3. Social capital and health in global perspective The four chapters in this section look at research on social capital and health from a global perspective. The authors summarize the empirical studies on social capital and health conducted in each country/region, or each population group; discuss how the concept of social capital “translates” across different cultures; and identify challenges and future directions for research.

Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Kawachi, Ichiro (et al.)

    Pages 1-21

  • Workplace Social Capital and Health

    Oksanen, Tuula (et al.)

    Pages 23-63

  • Social Capital in Schools

    Virtanen, Marianna (et al.)

    Pages 65-85

  • Causal Inference in Social Capital Research

    Kawachi, Ichiro (et al.)

    Pages 87-121

  • Contextual Determinants of Community Social Capital

    Hanibuchi, Tomoya (et al.)

    Pages 123-142

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Global Perspectives on Social Capital and Health
Editors
  • Ichiro Kawachi
  • Soshi Takao
  • S.V. Subramanian
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4614-7464-7
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4614-7464-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4614-7463-0
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4899-8760-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 349
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