Social Capital and Health: A Concept whose Time has Come

Scheffler, Richard M; Rocco, Lorenzo; Averett, Susan L
March 2014
Eastern Economic Journal;Spring2014, Vol. 40 Issue 2, p146
Academic Journal
An introduction is presented in which the editor discusses the relation between social capital and health.


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