Social capital and health at midlife and old age : a comparative study among Finnish-speaking and Swedish-speaking Finns

@inproceedings{Oksanen2015SocialCA,
  title={Social capital and health at midlife and old age : a comparative study among Finnish-speaking and Swedish-speaking Finns},
  author={Kirsi Oksanen},
  year={2015}
}
Background: Social capital in terms of a person’s networks, engagement and trust is said to be beneficial for good health. Swedish-speaking Finns, the main cultural minority group in Finland, have been shown to possess a higher degree of social capital than their Finnish-speaking fellow citizens and they also have better health status in general. This differentiates the Swedish-speaking Finns from most other minority groups in the world. The aim of this thesis was to investigate whether higher… CONTINUE READING

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