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Social capital, SES and health: an individual-level analysis

  • Veenstra, Gerry
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    Stimulated by the finding (Kawachi et al., 1997) that social capital in communities may mediate the relationship between income inequality and health status, this article describes relationships between individual-level elements of social capital -- trust, commitment and identity in the social-psychological dimension; participation in clubs and associations and civic participation in the action dimension -- and self-rated health status, before and after controlling for human capital (socioeconomic status measured by income and education), using survey data collected in Saskatchewan, Canada (n=534, 40% response rate). Income (P=0.001) and education (P

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    Volume (Year): 50 (2000)
    Issue (Month): 5 (March)
    Pages: 619-629

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