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The connection between social cohesion and health: A multi-level analysis of Germany

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Dear colleagues,

 

Center for Socio-Cultural Research invites you to scientific seminar from series

«Culture Matters»

 

 

Mandi Larsen

 

PhD, Lecturer, Jacobs University Bremen, the Coordinator of the Methods Center for the Bremen International Graduate School of Social Sciences (BIGSSS)

 

 


 

"The connection between social cohesion and health: A multi-level analysis of Germany"

 

Seminar will be held on December 10, 2019 at 16:30

 

Location: Moscow, Armyanskiy lane, 4/2, office 418

 

Working language is English

 

Summary of the report

 

Social cohesion has attracted a good deal of attention from policy makers and researchers alike, warranting investigation into its impact on individuals.  Previous studies have found associations of varying strengths at the aggregated level between an overall measure of social cohesion and overall subjective health (Larsen & Boehnke, 2016; Arant, Dragolov, & Boehnke, 2018; Arant, Larsen, & Boehnke, 2016). The proposed study will build upon this research by examining whether social cohesion at the regional level in Germany is related to indicators of health at the individual level. In particular, the proposed study will expand upon previous research in three important ways: (1) By taking a multi-level approach to disentangle the nested variability of individuals within regions; (2) by including a wider variety of health indicators; and (3) by using a time-lagged approach to take a closer look at the temporal order of the relationship. To do so, regional measures of social cohesion (N = 79) from the study "Social Cohesion in Germany 2017" (Arant, Dragolov, & Boehnke, 2018) will be linked to individual measures of health (e.g., subjective assessment of health; index of physical health; index of mental health) from the German Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP, 2019). It is predicted that regions with higher levels of social cohesion at Time 1 will have better individual and physical and mental health at Time 2. Potential implications of this research will also be discussed.

We invite students, HSE staff, entrance is free. Those wishing to attend the seminar from other organizations need to apply for a pass to Dmitrii Dubrov (ddubrov@hse.ru). Please, specify your full name and phone number.