Elgar Companion to Social Capital and Health
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Elgar Companion to Social Capital and Health

Edited by Sherman Folland and Eric Nauenberg

Sherman Folland and Eric Nauenberg present the cutting edge of research covering the ever-expanding social capital field. With excellent contributions from leading academics, the Elgar Companion to Social Capital and Health offers a developed examination of new research across sociology, epidemiology, economics, psychology, and political science.
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Chapter 2: How does social capital contribute to health?

Sherman Folland

Abstract

This chapter introduces social capital concepts and explains the main hypotheses described in the economic approach. Health economists develop multivariate regressions where several of the independent variables are chosen to represent social capital. The dependent variable is chosen to represent health. Various covariates are included to adjust for extraneous factors.

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