Elgar Companion to Social Capital and Health

Edited by Sherman Folland, Department of Economics, Oakland University, US and Eric Nauenberg, University of Toronto, Canada

Sherman Folland and Eric Nauenberg present the cutting edge of research covering the ever-expanding social capital field. With excellent contributions from leading academics, the Elgar Companion to Social Capital and Health offers a developed examination of new research across sociology, epidemiology, economics, psychology, and political science.

‘Did you know that the concept of “social capital” can be traced to Marx? This Companion contains many more startling insights, not least due to its comprehensive review of worldwide empirical evidence suggesting that indeed social capital may have a causal effect not only on mental but also on physical health. Congratulations to the contributors!’
– Peter Zweifel, University of Zurich, Switzerland

2018 336 pp Hardback 978 1 78536 070 1 £171.00 £125.00 $171.00 $190.00

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