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Helpfulness, Trust, and Safety of Neighborhoods: Social Capital, Household Income, and Self-Reported Health of Older Adults (Gerontologist)

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California Health Interview Survey; 2014 California Health Interview Survey (CHIS 2014); Elderly; Low-Income

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CHIS Journal Article

Publication Date

2017-09-23T07:00:00Z

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Abstract

​Growing literature documents that where you live has an impact on your health, due in part to social capital. Building on social capital literature, the authors assess how subjective appraisals of neighborhood quality are associated with self-reported health (SRH) for older adults. Cross-sectional analysis of the 2014 California Health Interview Survey, a representative survey of diverse, noninstitutionalized California residents was used.

Authors use three measures of neighborhood quality: trustworthy neighbors, helpful neighbors, and feeling safe. Using weighted ordinary least squares regression, associations of trust, helpfulness, and safety to SRH, controlling for neighborhood, demographic, and health care variables were assessed. Authors then examine how these associations vary by household income.

Authors find that characterizing neighbors as helpful and feeling safe are associated with better SRH, even controlling for community, demographic, and health care variables. However, the importance of these dimensions varies across household income: helpfulness is positively associated, whereas trust is negatively associated with SRH for lower-income residents; safety is positively associated with SRH in all but the lowest-income residents.

These findings show that social capital dimensions work differently from one another, and differentially affect the health of older adults.

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