Health capital, life course and ageing.

  title={Health capital, life course and ageing.},
  author={Renato Maia Guimar{\~a}es},
  volume={53 2},
BACKGROUND The difference in individual ageing remains a not fully understood subject. OBJECTIVE To discuss the use of the health capital concept and its application to the life course approach as an alternative to understand factors involved on individual ageing and identify genetic, socioeconomic, psychological and biological influences. RESULTS The initial capital (genetics and development in uterus) and other lifelong assets like education, social status, locus of control, cognitive… CONTINUE READING