Airi Amamiya, a visiting researcher, published a paper in International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health A press release was issued on a paper published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health.
The Possibility of Regional Disparities in the “Improvement” of Care Needs(PDF)
～Social capital in the community may not be effective for certain people. ～(PDF)
This study suggests that although men live in areas with strong community ties (social cohesion), they are less likely to improve their care needs if they have a low opinion of those ties. For women, despite living in a community with high civic participation, if they do not participate in the community, they are less likely to improve after needing care. In areas with rich social capital, it is necessary to consider whether anyone is excluded from these connections.
Amemiya A, Saito J, Saito M, Takagi D, Haseda M, Tani Y, Kondo K, Kondo N. Social Capital and the Improvement in Functional Ability among Older People in Japan: A Multilevel Survival Analysis Using JAGES Data. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2019 Apr 12;16(8):1310. doi: 10.3390/ijerph16081310. PMID: 31013681; PMCID: PMC6518128.