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 14: Workplace social capital and sickness absence

M. Kamrul Islam and Lorenzo Rocco

Abstract

This chapter contributes to a clearly important area of social capital research. The authors experimented and applied modern econometrics, including one of the instrumental variables, to derive results on causality. Social capital of the workplace reduces worker absences due to sickness and several causes.

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