Social capital does matter for adolescent health: evidence from the English HBSC study.

@article{Morgan2009SocialCD,
  title={Social capital does matter for adolescent health: evidence from the English HBSC study.},
  author={Antony R Morgan and Bo J. A. Haglund},
  journal={Health promotion international},
  year={2009},
  volume={24 4},
  pages={363-72}
}
Social capital has grown out of the recognition that health-related behaviours are shaped and constrained by a range of social and community contexts and that the ways in which an individual relates to social networks and communities has important effects on their health and well-being. Given the strong and complex inequalities that exist in adolescent health at both the national and international levels, social capital, acting a protective factor (or asset), may help reduce poor outcomes. The… CONTINUE READING
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