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Social capital and health: preliminary work on a system dynamics ‘concept model’

By John Cody A, Robert Y Cavana B and David Pearson C

Abstract

Health disparity is a current public policy issue. This creates possibilities for public discussion of dynamics that stratify population health status. A short review of current discussion in public health and sociology is used to create a conceptual framework that might account for some factors causing disparity, namely dominance, disorder and isolation. The framework provides the basis for a system dynamics ‘concept model’. Work in progress on the model is outlined. The usefulness of the model will be explored in discussion about the extent to which local civic action can address health disparities. Keywords: system dynamics, sociology, social stratification, public health, healt

Topics: disparities, deliberative democracy, New Zealand, Runciman
Year: 2007
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