The Group Effect

Social Cohesion and Health Outcomes

Authors: Bruhn, John

  • Although there have been many works linking health and well-being with social cohesion, little work has focused on how it improves well-being and health

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Sociologists and anthropologists have had a long interest in studying the ways in which cultures shaped different patterns of health, disease, and mortality. Social scientists have documented low rates of chronic disease and disability in non-Western societies and have suggested that social stability, cultural homogeneity and social cohesion may play a part in explaining these low rates. On the other hand, in studies of Western societies, social scientists have found that disease and mortality assume different patterns among various ethnic, cultural and social-economic groups. The role of stress, social change and a low degree of cohesion have been suggested, along with other factors as contributing to the variable rates among different social groups.

Social cohesion has been implicated in the cause and recovery from both physical and psychological illnesses. Although there has been a large amount of work established the beneficial effects of cohesion on health and well-being, relatively little work has focused on HOW increased social cohesion sustains or improves health. This work is based on the premise that there are risk factors, including social cohesion that regulate health and disease in groups. One of the challenges is how to measure social cohesion – it can be readily observed and experienced but difficult to quantify. A better understanding of how social cohesion works will be valuable to improving group-level interventions.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Group Effect
Book Subtitle
Social Cohesion and Health Outcomes
Authors
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag US
eBook ISBN
978-1-4419-0364-8
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4419-0364-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4419-0363-1
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4899-8346-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 171
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