Social capital and health across European countries

B.J.A.M. van Groezen, R. Jadoenandansing, G. Pasini

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In this article we compare the effect of trust and civic participation on self-assessed health across 10 European countries. We find that, after controlling for a rich set of socio-economic characteristics, for actual health status and for health-related behaviours, trust has a significantly positive effect on perceived health in Sweden and Germany, but none in the other countries. Civic participation does have a positive and quite similar effect in all countries. Our conclusion is that they measure two different aspects of social capital that must be treated separately.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1167-1170
JournalApplied Economics Letters
Volume18
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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Social capital
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European countries
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Self-assessed health
Health status
Health-related behaviour
Perceived health
Socioeconomic characteristics

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van Groezen, B. J. A. M., Jadoenandansing, R., & Pasini, G. (2011). Social capital and health across European countries. Applied Economics Letters, 18(12), 1167-1170.
van Groezen, B.J.A.M. ; Jadoenandansing, R. ; Pasini, G. / Social capital and health across European countries. In: Applied Economics Letters. 2011 ; Vol. 18, No. 12. pp. 1167-1170.
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van Groezen, BJAM, Jadoenandansing, R & Pasini, G 2011, 'Social capital and health across European countries', Applied Economics Letters, vol. 18, no. 12, pp. 1167-1170.

Social capital and health across European countries. / van Groezen, B.J.A.M.; Jadoenandansing, R.; Pasini, G.

In: Applied Economics Letters, Vol. 18, No. 12, 2011, p. 1167-1170.

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