Fiorillo, Damiano and Sabatini, Fabio (2011): Structural social capital and health in Italy.
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This paper presents the first empirical assessment of the causal relationship between social capital and health in Italy. The analysis draws on the 2000 wave of the Multipurpose Survey on Household conducted by the Italian Institute of Statistics on a representative sample of the population (n = 50,618). Our measure of social capital is the frequency of meetings with friends. Based on probit and instrumental variables estimates, we find that higher levels of social capital increase perceived good health.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Structural social capital and health in Italy|
|Keywords:||health, instrumental variables, income, social interactions, social capital, Italy|
|Subjects:||I - Health, Education, and Welfare > I1 - Health > I12 - Health Production
H - Public Economics > H5 - National Government Expenditures and Related Policies > H51 - Government Expenditures and Health
I - Health, Education, and Welfare > I1 - Health > I19 - Other
Z - Other Special Topics > Z1 - Cultural Economics; Economic Sociology; Economic Anthropology > Z13 - Economic Sociology; Economic Anthropology; Social and Economic Stratification
I - Health, Education, and Welfare > I1 - Health > I10 - General
|Depositing User:||Fabio Sabatini|
|Date Deposited:||22. Jul 2011 12:04|
|Last Modified:||19. Feb 2013 15:44|
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