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Hamada, Jun Department of Health Economics and Policy, Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine Kaken ID
Takao, Soshi Department Epidemiology, Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences Kaken ID researchmap
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We discuss the concept of social capital, which has received much attention recently. Social capital is important for the following 2 key reasons:(1) a highly democratic polity and a strong economic performance that attaches great importance to the public good can be achieved on the basis of high social capital;and (2) social capital can effect health status in the human population, and widening of income inequality harms human health through the erosion of social capital. In addition, there are 3 political implications of social capital for Japanese society:(1) social capital has implications for the political decision of whether Japanese society should adopt a “medium burden for medium welfare” or a “low burden for small welfare” model together with the concept of social overhead capital;(2) reciprocity, which is one of the primary components of social capital, is similar to the philosophy underlying the health care system of Japan;(3) Japanese society needs to change from a society that emphasizes the relationships between its members to a society that is open to outsiders and has sufficient opportunities.

キーワード
social capital
trust
norm of reciprocity
network of civic engagements
income inequality and health
Amo Type
Review
発行日
2008-10
出版物タイトル
Acta Medica Okayama
62巻
5号
出版者
Okayama University Medical School
開始ページ
275
終了ページ
283
ISSN
0386-300X
NCID
AA00508441
資料タイプ
学術雑誌論文
言語
English
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publisher
査読
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