Fifth Biennial Workshop on Social Capital and Health "Social Capital and Healthy Ageing"
The theme for the 2014 workshop is “Social Capital and Healthy Aging.” Recognizing that aging takes place across the life course, substantive questions in this vein may include: How does social capital improve peoples' health and well-being and how does this change over the life course? If people build up social capital during their healthy years, do they need to draw less on publicly provided health care in years of declining health and is their emotional and mental health (including cognitive functioning) better when they have a stock of social capital upon which to draw? Questions may also involve how communities can build up social capital (whether, for example, this is something which must be done by the individuals in the community or whether there is a role for joint action) and the implications of a community’s experience in accumulating social capital for the health of the members of that community, not just at a point in time but over their entire life course. Other questions may involve the continuum from intra-family informal caregiving, through inter-family based social support, to publicly-provided health care services (both in the community at large and in long-term care institutions, for example) and may involve what the optimum mix appears to be and, if that optimum requires people to invest deliberately in social capital, how they might be encouraged to do so. The workshop is open for all these types of contributions, and in particular for contributions that are concerned with identifying causal effects as opposed to descriptive associations between measures of social capital and heath.
|Event dates:||2014-10-06 – 2014-10-07|
|Deadline Call for Papers:||2014-05-15|
|Organizers:||University of Toronto, Department of Economics|
|Conference venue:||Toronto, Ontario|
|Classification:||I1 - Health ; Z1 - Cultural Economics|
|Event type:||Seminare, Summer Schools, Symposien, Workshops; Seminars, Summer Schools, Symposiums, Workshops|