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Associations between Socioeconomic Factors and Social Capital amongst Child Caregivers in Eastern Uganda

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  • Solome Kiribakka Bakeera

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    (Makerere University School of Public Health; Karolinska Institute, Sweden)

  • George Pariyo

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    (Makerere University School of Public Health; Karolinska Institute, Sweden)

  • Max Petzold

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    (Nordic School of Public Health, Sweden)

  • Sandro Galea

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    (Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, USA)

  • Wamala SP

    ()
    (Statens folkh?lsoinstitut, Gd-staben, Sweden)

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    The main objective of the study was to assess the socioeconomic and demographic determinants of social capital amongst child caregivers in the Iganga and Mayuge Health and Demographic Surveillance Site Eastern Uganda. Logistic regression models were used to analyze associations between 4 social capital dimensions and three socio-demographic parameters among child caregivers in (n=2,582). The study findings highlights gender-associated differences of perceived social capital implies need for a different approach between men and women when designing interventions that modulate or work through social capital. Female caregivers, living in high quintile households were less likely to perceive high social capital ¨C trust OR 0.67; 95% CI 0.46-0.97; instrumental support OR 0.74; 95% CI 0.58-0.94; informational support (OR 0.57; 95% CI 0.43-0.75). Male caregivers, living in a high quintile household were less likely to perceive high levels of reciprocity (OR 0.64; 95% CI 0.44-0.92). Male caregivers older than 30 years old were more likely to perceive high levels of informational support (OR 1.94; 95% CI 1.01-3.72) and those with more than primary five school level also perceived high levels of informational support (OR 1.94; 95% CI 1.18-3.19) compared to those with less education.

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    Article provided by Better Advances Press, Canada in its journal Review of Economics & Finance.

    Volume (Year): 2 (2012)
    Issue (Month): (February)
    Pages: 51-62

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    Handle: RePEc:bap:journl:120104

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    Keywords: Social capital; Socioeconomic; Child caregivers; Uganda;

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