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SOCIAL CAPITAL GLOBAL NETWORK 2008
WORKSHOP ON SOCIAL CAPITAL AND HEALTH
October 10-11th, 2008, Irdes, Paris

The concept of Social capital has a fairly long and interdisciplinary history. A convenient definition can be found in the World Bank papers: "Social capital refers to the institutions, relationships, and norms that shape the quality and quantity of a society's social interactions. Increasing evidence shows that social cohesion is critical for societies to prosper economically and for development to be sustainable. Social capital is not just the sum of the institutions which underpin a society - it is the glue that holds them together."

The concept has been widely spread in social sciences, including sociology, political sciences, economics of development, and, more recently, Health economics. The Social Capital Global Network encourages research on the links between social capital and health.

The second SCGN workshop has been held in Paris, on Oct 10th and 11th 2008. It was jointly organized by Irdes, The Global Centre for Health Economics and Policy Research (GCHEPR) from Berkeley University and OECD.

The workshop addressed the following issues:
1. The study of the links between education, social capital and health
2. The assessment of causality between social capital and health
3. The impact of social capital on health services utilization
4. Policy implications of research on social capital and health


Selon la Banque mondiale, le "capital social fait référence aux institutions, aux relations et aux normes qui contribuent à la qualité et à la quantité des interactions sociales au sein d'une société. Des évidences scientifiques de plus en plus nombreuses montrent que la cohésion sociale est un élément déterminant de la croissance économique et du développement durable. Le capital social n'est pas uniquement la somme des institutions qui structurent une société, c'est le lien qui les maintient ensemble". Le concept de capital social a été largement diffusé dans les sciences sociales, dont la sociologie, les sciences politiques, l'économie du développement et plus récemment en économie de la santé. L'objectif du réseau de recherche Social Capital Global Network est d'explorer le concept de capital social en tant que déterminant de la santé.

L'Irdes organisait les 10 et 11 octobre 2008 le deuxième séminaire de recherche sur le capital social et la santé, en collaboration avec le Global Center for Health Economics and Policy Research (GCHEPR) de l'université de Bekerley et l'OCDE .

Les questions abordées plus spécifiquement dans cet atelier portaient sur :
1. Les liens entre éducation, capital social et santé
2. Le sens de la causalité entre le capital social et la santé
3. Le lien entre le capital social et le recours aux services de santé
4. Les implications pour les politiques de santé des recherches sur le capital social et la santé

 

ORGANIZATION


 

PROGRAMME

General Introduction

Richard Scheffler (Petris Center)
Presentation

Education, social capital and health care

The impact of education and social capital on treatment outcome for patients with colorectal cancer

Eline Aas (University of Oslo), Tor Iversen (University of Oslo)
Abstract
Presentation

Social Integration, Social Capital and Access to Health

Paul Dourgnon (Irdes), Michel Grignon (McMaster University), Florence Jusot (Université Paris Dauphine, Irdes), Caroline Berchet (Université Paris Dauphine)
Abstract
Presentation - Tables

Aging, Social Capital, and Utilization of Health Services in Canada

Audrey Laporte (University of Toronto), Eric Nauenberg (University of Toronto), Leilei Shen (University of Toronto)
Abstract
Presentation

Study on social capital and health care quality

Chris Brown Mahoney (Petris Center), Timothy T. Brown (Petris Center)
Abstract

Child health outcomes and their relationship with social capital or social capital and education

The relationship between Social Capital and the Health and Educational Outcomes of Children: the Role of Parental Education

Richard Scheffler (Petris Center), Brent Fulton (Petris Center), Timothy T. Brown (Petris Center)
Abstract
Presentation

Family Health and Social Capital

Hope Corman (Rider University), Kelly Noonan (Rider University), Nancy Reichman (Robert Wood Johnson Medical School), Jennifer Schultz (University of Minnesota)
Abstract

Social capital and health across Europe

Social Capital, Religion, and Health. Exploring the Endogeneity Issue at the Individual Level

Nicolas Sirven (Irdes), Thierry Debrand (Irdes)
Abstract
Presentation

Education, Health and Social Capital: a Cross-country Analysis

Franco Sassi (OECD)
Abstract

Policy implications of the findings on education, social capital and health

Tom Schuller (OECD)
Abstract
Presentation

Education, Social Capital and Health: Empirical framework

Donald Kenkel (Cornell University & NBER)
Presentation

Education, social capital, health and lifestyle choices

Social Capital, Education and Health in Argentina

Lucas Ronconi (Universityof Berkeley), Richard Scheffler (Petris Center), Timothy T. Brown (Petris Center)
Abstract
Presentation

An inquiry into the relationship between education and health and social capital

Francesca Borgonovi (OECD), K. Miyamoto (OECD)
Abstract

On the Mechanisms that Link Area-Level Social Capital and Health: Education and Healthy Lifestyles

Jangho Yoon (Petris Center)
Abstract
Presentation

Does social capital make your healthier?

Beatrice D’Hombres (CRELL), Lorenzo Rocco (University of Padova), Marc Suhrcke (University of East Anglia)
Abstract
Presentation

 

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