Disaster, Social Capital, and Health

  • Jun AidaEmail author
  • Ichiro Kawachi
  • S. V. Subramanian
  • Katsunori Kondo


This chapter explains the important role that social capital plays in disaster impact reduction and resilience following disaster. First, we introduce the conceptual background for disaster research and the potential contribution of social capital in affecting population health outcomes during each disaster phase. In the second section we review empirical studies of disaster and the role of social capital in community recovery and resilience. The concluding section discusses future directions for research on social capital and health in disaster settings.


Social Capital Disaster Response Disaster Preparedness Indian Ocean Tsunami Bonding Social Capital 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jun Aida
    • 1
    Email author
  • Ichiro Kawachi
    • 2
  • S. V. Subramanian
    • 2
  • Katsunori Kondo
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of International and Community Oral Health, Graduate School of DentistryTohoku UniversitySendaiJapan
  2. 2.Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Harvard School of Public HealthHarvard UniversityBostonUSA
  3. 3.Center for Well-being and SocietyNihon Fukushi UniversityNagoyaJapan

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