Social capital in working life and the health of employees.

  title={Social capital in working life and the health of employees.},
  author={Virpi Liukkonen and Pekka J Virtanen and Mika Kivim{\"a}ki and Jaana Pentti and Jussi Vahtera},
  journal={Social science & medicine},
  volume={59 12},
It is commonly assumed that social capital influences health, but only few studies have examined this hypothesis in the context of the workplace. The present prospective cohort study of 6028 public sector employees in Finland investigated social capital as a workplace characteristic which potentially affects employee health. The two indicators of social capital were trust in the labour market, measured by security of the employment contract, and trust in co-worker support. Self-rated health… CONTINUE READING
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