Social capital , class gender and race conflict , and population health : an essay review of Bowling Alone ‘ s implications for social epidemiology


Robert Putnam’s Bowling Alone (henceforth BA)1 serves as justification and support for one of the most influential hypotheses in contemporary social epidemiology, namely that the primary explanation for health inequalities in wealthy countries lies in low levels of social capital or social cohesion. For example, the major textbook of the sub-discipline2… (More)


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