The IV Social Capital and Health Global Network Workshop on Social Capital and Health is organized by the University of Padova and will take place at Palazzo del Bo, Archivio Antico, Padova, Italy, on 4-5 October 2012.
During the last few years there has been a considerable increase in the interest and in the number of publications on the relation between social capital and health. The literature consists both of theoretical studies, studies based on micro-data within a single country and comparative cross-country studies at the aggregate and disaggregated levels. Relatively less attention has been devoted on the channels through which social capital influence health.
October 4th 2012
The state of the art of the research on social capital and health
Immigrant self-rated health and health care utilization in Canada: a causal influence of social capital? Caroline Berchet, Florence Jusot, Audrey Laporte
The social gradient in the impact of the Chernobyl accident: the case of Austria
October 5 2012
Social capital and utilization of maternal health care in Ghana
For the first time, a unique opportunity of dissemination is offered to participants. A symposium of the Eastern Economic Journal (http://www.palgrave-journals.com/eej/index.html) will publish the best papers submitted and accepted to the workshop, to be selected by means of a further regular procedure of peer reviewing. Authors should clearly state in their initial submission whether they wish to be considered for the symposium.
Workshop Scientific committee
Susan Averett (Lafayette College, USA)
Timothy Brown (University of California at Berkeley, USA)
Paul Dourgnon (IRDES, France)
Sherman Folland (Oakland University, USA)
Tor Iversen (University of Oslo, Norway)
Florence Jusot (Université Paris-Dauphine, France)
Audrey Laporte (University of Toronto, Canada)
Lorenzo Rocco (University of Padova, Italy)
Lucas Ronconi (CIPPEC, Argentina)
Franco Sassi (OECD)
Richard M. Scheffler (University of California at Berkeley, USA)
Nicolas Sirven (IRDES, France)