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Social Capital and Health Inequality in European Welfare States


About this book


Drawing on cross-national European data from the European Social Survey as well as Swedish national survey data and registers, this book investigates social capital in relation to health and health inequalities in European welfare states.


capital education Nation social capital

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Centre for Health Equity Studies (CHESS)Stockholm University/Karolinska InstitutetSweden

About the authors

MIKAEL ROSTILA is an Associate Professor of Sociology and works as a Researcher at the Centre for Health Equity Studies (CHESS), Stockholm University, Sweden.

Bibliographic information


"To my knowledge, this is the first book to comprehensively examine the impact of welfare state regimes on social capital and how this relationship may impact on health and health inequalities ... I would highly recommend this book to academics and policymakers alike." - Social Policy and Administration