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The social cure: Why groups make us healthier and how policymakers can capitalise on these curing properties

Jetten, Jolanda (2014) The social cure: Why groups make us healthier and how policymakers can capitalise on these curing properties. LSE American Politics and Policy (06 Mar 2014). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

Social networks have been shown to help protect mental and physical health. But how can we develop and sustain policy to socially engage communities to reap such health benefits. First, the value of social groups needs to be incorporated into cost–benefit analyses that are used to make decisions about resource allocation. Moreover, by thinking of social identity resources as real tangible resources, social identity policy has the potential to become a forethought rather than an afterthought, writes Jolanda Jetten.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/
Additional Information: © 2014 The Author; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
JEL classification: I - Health, Education, and Welfare > I1 - Health > I11 - Analysis of Health Care Markets
Sets: Collections > LSE American Politics and Policy (USAPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 08 Aug 2014 14:19
Last Modified: 22 Jun 2019 23:17
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/58804

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