1. What are social networks and what role do they play in determining health outcomes?
a. Networks can provide social support, self-esteem, identity, and perceptions of control.
This leads to something called social capital. Social capital is a resource produced when
people cooperate for mutual benefit
b. The greater your social network (and the more varied), the greater the potential
benefits for health
c. Places of lower SES have less varied and smaller social networks thus less social capital
and this exacerbates negative health effects
d. 5 models of social networks (*LOOK THESE UP*) [larger more varied social networks as
you go down]
1. Socially excluded
Q: how does social capital/social networks contribute to health. Know an example
2. What are “place effects” and why do they matter to