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Social Capital and Crisis Management of Public Health

  • Crisisonomy
  • Abbr : KRCEM
  • 2014, 10(12), pp.109-127
  • Publisher : Crisis and Emergency Management: Theory and Praxis
  • Research Area : Social Science > Public Policy > Public Policy in general

Kim SANG-WEON 1

1동의대학교

Accredited

ABSTRACT

Relying upon recent social science and public health science literature on social capital theory, this study tested the hypotheses that areas with higher levels of social capital and social support will have lower mortality rates. Korea is a member of OECD with moderate mortality rates. Although its overall mortality is the lower rank among the OECD members, local rates of mortality vary widely. Similarly, the level of social capital provided by local government varies throughout Korea due to the level of development and financial condition. Utilizing data from Korean regions(n=229) and controlling for other structural covariates, Ordinary Least Squares(OLS) regression was employed to estimates the effects of social capital on regional mortality rates. As expected, the results provided some partial support for direct effects of social capital on mortality. The findings showed that regions exhibiting high level of social capital and social support were regions with lower level of mortality rates. The findings are discussed in the social context of Korean regional specific conditions and of the meaning of recent research of social capital and mortality.

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This paper was written with support from the National Research Foundation of Korea.