De Silva, M. (2005). Context and composition? Social capital and maternal mental health in low income countries. University of London, PhD Thesis
Mary De Silva Thesis submitted for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy Faculty of Medicine, University of London Department of Epidemiology and Population Health London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine November 2005 Abstract Background and rationale Women and the poor are disproportionately affected by common mental disorders (CMD), yet few studies have explored their aetiology in low income countries. Social capital may explain some of the geographical variation in CMD. A systematic review shows that only one study has examined the association between individual social capital and CMD in low income countries. No study has explored the effect of ecological social capital on CMD in this setting. The objective of this thesis is to explore the relationship between...
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