Yamamura, Eiji (2011): Differences in the effect of social capital on health status between workers and non-workers.
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This paper explores the relationship between social capital and self-rated health status in Japan, and how this is affected by the labor market. Data of 3075 adult participants in the 2000 Social Policy and Social Consciousness (SPSC) survey were used. Controlling for endogenous bias, the main finding is that social capital has a significant positive influence on health status for people without a job but not for those with. This empirical study provides evidence that people without a job can afford to allocate time to accumulate social capital and thereby improve their health status.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Differences in the effect of social capital on health status between workers and non-workers|
|Keywords:||health status, social capital, labor market.|
|Subjects:||I - Health, Education, and Welfare > I1 - Health > I19 - Other
J - Labor and Demographic Economics > J2 - Demand and Supply of Labor > J22 - Time Allocation and Labor Supply
Z - Other Special Topics > Z1 - Cultural Economics ; Economic Sociology ; Economic Anthropology > Z13 - Economic Sociology ; Economic Anthropology ; Social and Economic Stratification
|Depositing User:||eiji yamamura|
|Date Deposited:||07 Jul 2011 03:34|
|Last Modified:||20 Feb 2017 10:06|
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