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ERIC Number: EJ807300
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 38
ISSN: ISSN-0965-4283
Children's "Social Capital": Implications for Health and Well-Being
Morrow, Virginia
Health Education, v104 n4 p211-225 2004
This paper discusses some of the health implications of data produced in the course of a research project that explored the usefulness of the concept of "social capital" in relation to the health and well-being of children. The research used qualitative methods to explore 12-15 year olds' subjective experiences of their neighbourhoods, their quality of life, the nature of their social networks, and their participation in their communities. The research was carried out in two schools in relatively deprived wards in a town in South East England. The sample comprised 101 boys and girls in two age bands: 12-13 year olds and 14-15 year olds, with a significant proportion from minority ethnic groups. The paper adapts a "social determinants of health" model to explore the data, and concludes by suggesting that while "social capital" may be a useful tool with which to explore social context and social processes, a rights-based framework could also be a valuable way of addressing health inequalities and quality-of-life issues for this age group. (Contains 1 figure and 2 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child