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Linking social capital: a forgotten component of social capital
  1. Ramiro Manzano Nunez
  1. Correspondence to Dr Ramiro Manzano Nunez, Universidad del Valle, Calle 14A oeste #55–175, Cali 760001, Valle del Cacua, Colombia; ramiro.manzano{at}

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I read with interest the study from Dr Takashi Oshio, where he attempted to address how the association between individual-level social capital and health is confounded by an individual's unobserved time-invariant attributes.1 By reading the methods described by the author, one can find that he operationalised social capital only as two components: bonding and bridging social capital, but he did not mention the third component of social capital: linking social capital. Not measuring this component could confuse …

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