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Social capital and health inequality in European welfare states

Author: Mikael Rostila
Publisher: Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire : Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book sets out unique findings on whether social capital influences health and health inequalities in European welfare states. Drawing on cross-national data from the European Social Survey (ESS) as well as Swedish national survey data and registers, the book develops a new theoretical definition of social capital that guides the books empirical studies. The findings suggest that welfare state generosity is a  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Mikael Rostila
ISBN: 9780230293434 0230293433
OCLC Number: 811002692
Description: xix, 234 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Theoretical Foundations of Social Capital in Health Research --
Social Capital and Welfare: Do Universal Welfare State 'Crowd Out' or Stimulate Social Capital? --
Social Capital and Health: Mechanisms and Empirical Findings --
Health Inequalities by Education in European Welfare Regimes: The Contribution of Individual Social Capital --
Health Inequalities Between European Welfare Regimes: The Contribution of Collective Social Capital --
Social Capital and health Inequality in the Social-Democratic Swedish Welfare State --
The Dark Sides of Social Capital: Homophily and Closure of Immigrants Social Networks in the Swedish Welfare State --
Concluding Discussion.
Responsibility: Mikael Rostila, Center for Health Equity Studies (CHESS), Stockholm University.
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