Erin Ice ♦ 2015 Global Scholars Symposium

Title: The Relationship Between Social Capital, Self-Rated Health, and Objective Health in Indonesia

Abstract: This research project is a representation of how health can be determined by a social context. This project is a continuation of research she did through sociology and social determinants of health. As part of this research, Ice considered social capital, or the trends of trust, reciprocity, engagement, and participation found within a social group – either family, community, or nation. Ample research has shown that access to social capital is strongly associated with positive health outcomes. Her research is working to build off of this research in a global perspective, by considering Indonesia and the Indonesian Family Life Survey (IFLS). She is in the process of using IFLS data to analyze the links between family, social capital, and health. Ultimately, Ice is working to gain a better understanding of the relationship between social capital and health in the context of a developing nation.

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