Social Capital, Financial Crises And Health
Source: University of Manchester
Alleviating poverty is among the most laudable aim of the Millennium Development Goals. However, policies aimed at alleviating poverty could only be successful if the people are underpinned by clear understanding of mechanisms which contribute to poverty incidences and distributions. This paper seeks to investigate the effect of major capitalist crises, such as the Asian financial crisis on health distribution and access; and how neighbourhodd social capital, as one of the resources available to all rich and poor, mediates this relationship. The need to focus on major crisis is derived from an understanding that severe crises are very much a feature of modern capitalism. Neighbourhood social capital is often claimed beneficial for health.