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 17: Social capital and health inequalities in developing countries: a case study for Indonesia

Florence Jusot and Marta Menéndez

Abstract

This chapter opens with a thorough review of the literature on the health effects of social capital in a large collection of countries, especially in developing countries such as Indonesia. The study includes many innovations and new findings. For example, it finds that inequalities in health opportunities account for 10 per cent of inequalities in health.

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