Edited by Sherman Folland and Eric Nauenberg
Chapter 9: Social capital and types of illness: where is it most effective?
This chapter looks at the relationship of social capital with a variety of illnesses. It compares samples from the US and Norway that suggest a strong connection between the stress-reduction effects of social capital and the incidence among the 18 various diseases studied. Even diseases like asthma have a stress component that is negatively correlated with social capital.
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