Social capital and the health and wellbeing of children and adolescents: Briefing Paper 38

Kerri McPherson, Susan Kerr, Elizabeth McGee, Francine Cheater, Antony Morgan

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Abstract

This Briefing Paper summarises and discusses the results from a systematic review of the literature on the role and impact of social capital on the health and wellbeing of children and adolescents. An integrative approach was taken, which enabled the synthesis of evidence generated in quantitative and qualitative studies, the majority of the studies included were cross-sectional surveys. The results demonstrate that young people can access social capital through other people (e.g. their parents) and networks (e.g. their community) and they can generate their own (e.g. through friendships).
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationGlasgow
PublisherGlasgow Centre for Population Health
Commissioning bodyGreater Glasgow for population health & NHS
Number of pages24
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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Keywords

  • social capital
  • systematic review
  • health and wellbeing
  • children and adolescents

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McPherson, K., Kerr, S., McGee, E., Cheater, F., & Morgan, A. (2013). Social capital and the health and wellbeing of children and adolescents: Briefing Paper 38. Glasgow Centre for Population Health.