Social capital and the social formation of health-related preferences and behaviours.

  title={Social capital and the social formation of health-related preferences and behaviours.},
  author={Joan Costa-Font and Philipa Mladovsky},
  journal={Health economics, policy, and law},
  volume={3 Pt 4},
Social capital appears to be an important determinant of health production and health utilization and demand. However, there is limited evidence on the mechanisms underlying this relationship. In this article we draw on the evidence and insights reported in this special issue along with findings from the economic and other social science literature to develop a discussion on the explanations of the likely (behavioural) mechanisms that underpin the connection between social capital and health… CONTINUE READING

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