Social participation and health over the adult life course: Does the association strengthen with age?

@article{Ang2018SocialPA,
  title={Social participation and health over the adult life course: Does the association strengthen with age?},
  author={Shannon Ang},
  journal={Social science & medicine},
  year={2018},
  volume={206},
  pages={
          51-59
        }
}
RATIONALE Studies have consistently found positive associations between social participation and health, but it is unclear if they vary across the life course. Younger individuals are likely to initiate and benefit from social participation in different ways from older individuals, which may in turn alter its overall influence on health outcomes. Age-varying associations, if present, may then attenuate or amplify the health consequences stemming from changes in social participation over the… CONTINUE READING

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