Social capital, health, and health disparities.

  title={Social capital, health, and health disparities.},
  author={Elizabeth D. Carlson and R. M. Chamberlain},
  journal={Journal of nursing scholarship : an official publication of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing},
  volume={35 4},
PURPOSE To synthesize the empirical evidence that links social capital to population health with the aim of identifying implications for health disparities research. METHODS A literature search of PubMed and CINAHL databases from January 1990 to June 2002 was done using the search term "social capital." In addition, tables of contents of applicable journals from January 1997 to June 2002 were searched. Reference lists were examined for additional empirical and theoretical articles related to… CONTINUE READING

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