- Feedback Cycles
- Creating caring communities
Description of StudyThe healthcare sector is under demographic and financial pressure. As a result, citizens increasingly come together to organize (in)formal care among themselves. However, the emergence of such care collectives varies strongly across regions. In this study, we argue that social cohesion may explain why care collectives emerge in some areas, but not in others. In addition, we consider whether this relation depends on the necessity for a care collective and the presence of other collectives in the same municipality. We test our hypotheses using geographical data on Dutch care collectives.
Study research questionTo what extent, and under which conditions, does the social cohesion of a neighbourhood facilitate the emergence of a care collective?
- External data
CBS microdata - WoON survey
NLZVE - inventory of care collectives
NLZVE - survey among care collectives
MAEX - inventory of care collectives
- R file
Collection period start01/01/2012
Collection period end24/04/2020
All care collectives that filled out the survey and were founded after 2005 were selected
There is a positive association between feelings of attachment and belonging in a neighbourhood and the probability that a citizen care collective emerges in that neighbourhood.
Social identity theory
There is a positive association between the prevalence of informal social relations in a neighborhood and the probability that a citizen care collective emerges in that neighborhood.
Trust and social embeddedness; (indirect) reciprocity
There is a positive association between the number of people per capita receiving informal care in a neighbourhood and the probability that a citizen care collective is established in that neighbourhood.
The association between social cohesion in a neighborhood and the emergence of a care collective in that neighborhood is more positive if the number of people per capita receiving informal care in a neighborhood is higher.
There is a positive association between the existence of another care collective in a municipality that a neighborhood is a part of and the probability that a citizen care collective is established in that neighborhood.
The association between social cohesion in a neighborhood and the emergence of a care collective in that neighborhood is more positive if another care collective exists in the municipality of the neighborhood.
Binary indicator of presence care collective in zipcode
Scale based on 2 items on neighborhood attachment
Scale based on 3 items on neighborhood contact
Conflict of interest
Social cohesion and care collectives - RESTRICTED
Data package DOI—
DescriptionClosed access RAW data files, R scripts to clean those files and R scripts for analyses and figures.
Social cohesion and care collectives - OPEN
Data package DOI—
DescriptionOpen access package with sections of the R scipts that did not interact with microdata, R scripts for analyses and figures and the data that was not obtained from CBS microdata (everything except the social cohesion variables).