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Structural social capital and health in Italy

Damiano Fiorillo () and Fabio Sabatini ()

Discussion Papers from D.E.S. (Department of Economic Studies), University of Naples "Parthenope", Italy

Abstract: This paper presents the first empirical assessment of the causal relationship between social capital and health in Italy. The analysis draws on the 2000 wave of the Multipurpose Survey on Household conducted by the Italian Institute of Statistics on a representative sample of the population (n = 50,618). Our measure of social capital is the frequency of meetings with friends. Based on probit and instrumental variables estimates, we find that higher levels of social capital increase perceived good health.

Keywords: health; instrumental variables; income; social interactions; social capital. (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: I12 I18 Z1 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-hea and nep-soc
Date: 2011-07-25
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