Social Capital as a Health Resource in Later Life: The Relevance of Context

This book examines the social aspects of healthy aging for older individuals. It features more than 15 papers that explore the relevance of the social environment for health on the micro, meso, and macro-level. Overall, the book applies a comprehensive contextual approach that includes a discussion of how family and friends, neighborhoods, nations, and welfare regimes influence health. The book first explores the issue on the individual level. It looks at the importance of social capital for health among older people, examines types of social networks and health among older Americans, as well as discusses dynamic social capital and mental health in late life. Next, the book looks at the issue through a neighborhood and society…

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About Giorgio Bertini

Research Professor. Founder Director at Learning Change Project - Research on society, culture, art, neuroscience, cognition, critical thinking, intelligence, creativity, autopoiesis, self-organization, rhizomes, complexity, systems, networks, leadership, sustainability, thinkers, futures ++
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