Capital interplays and social inequalities in health.

Veenstra, Gerry; Abel, Thomas (2019). Capital interplays and social inequalities in health. (In Press). Scandinavian journal of public health, p. 1403494818824436. Sage 10.1177/1403494818824436

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We explore the ramifications of applying Pierre Bourdieu's theory of capitals to epidemiological research on socioeconomic health inequalities. Capitals are resources used by individuals and groups to maintain and enhance their positions in the social order. The notion of capital interplay refers to the interconnectedness of multiple forms of capital in the production of good health. We provide definitions of economic, cultural and social capitals and describe a variety of causally distal processes-namely, capital acquisition, multiplier and transmission interplays-from which new hypotheses can be developed to guide future study of socioeconomic health inequalities in modern societies.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Further Contribution)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Pre-clinic Human Medicine > Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine

UniBE Contributor:

Abel, Thomas

Subjects:

600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health
300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology > 360 Social problems & social services

ISSN:

1403-4948

Publisher:

Sage

Language:

English

Submitter:

Doris Kopp Heim

Date Deposited:

31 Jan 2019 12:16

Last Modified:

05 Feb 2019 10:38

Publisher DOI:

10.1177/1403494818824436

PubMed ID:

30672396

Uncontrolled Keywords:

Pierre Bourdieu capital interplays capitals health inequalities socioeconomic resources

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.125630

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/125630

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