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 3: History of social capital and health

M. Kamrul Islam


In 2006, M. Kamrul Islam led a group of top co-researchers (Juan Merlo, Ichiro Kawachi, Martin Lindström and Ulf-G. Gerdtham) to develop the history of social capital as it pertains to health. Here, besides bringing this history of how social capital ideas developed up to the present, Islam searches for and finds the first instance of the use of the phrase “social capital”. He also identifies the modern social capital researchers who first applied the modern usage.

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