While theories about the connection between strong social supports and better cognitive health among an aging population are well established in higher resource settings (high income, high education levels), less is known about whether this same pattern exists in lower resource settings. Researchers affiliated with Health and Aging in Africa: a Longitudinal Study of an INDEPTH community in South Africa (HAALSI) have published findings that suggest that a similar pattern…
Harvard Pop Center faculty member Ichiro Kawachi is among the authors of a study that finds an association between suicidal ideation and low social capital (a supportive network based on trust, reciprocity, cooperation and connection to others) at work.
Harvard Pop Center faculty members Ichiro Kawachi, MD, PhD, S V Subramanian, PhD, and David R. Williams, PhD, are authors on a paper published in Social Science & Medicine that explores the impact of block parties in Black neighborhoods on bonding social capital and self-rated health.
A new study co-authored by affiliated faculty member Ichiro Kawachi, MD, PhD, investigates whether state levels of social capital are associated with rates of completed suicides in the fifty U.S. states.
Pop Center affiliated faculty member Rohini Pande, PhD, has co-authored a study, based on evidence from a randomized experiment in urban India, that examines, in particular, whether meeting frequency and group composition affect social capital.
Harvard Pop Center-affiliated faculty member SV Subramanian (Subu), Ph.D., is an author on a study “The Influence of Social Capital on Individual Health: Is it the Neighbourhood or the Network?” published in Social Indicators Research.