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Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health
"Unequal Lives is the book that we have all been waiting for. in this skilfully crafted volume, hilary graham makes the vital connection between health inequalities and social inequalities in a way that opens up new understandings of both concepts and consequences for policy. scholarly yet accessible, this is a 'must read' book for researchers, policymakers and practitioners alike."
Margaret Whitehead, WH Duncan Professor of Public Health, University of Liverpool, UK
"the book has high educational value and is worthy of being considered as a resource for students in relevant courses. it will also be helpful for policymakers, clinicians and social workers, especially those settling and the changes in health outcomes are being observed. the author should be congratulated for bringing clarity to a complex, interlacing and intricate relationship of social and health sciences."
Nilamadhab Kar, MD, DPM, DNBConsultant Psychiatrist, Wolverhampton City PrimaryCare Trust; Resource Person, Quality of Life Researchand Development Foundation, UK and Consultant Psychiatrist, Mental Health Directorate,Wolverhampton City Primary Care Trust, Steps toHealth, Showell Circus, Wolverhampton, UK.
- What is meant by health inequalities and socioeconomic inequalities?
- What evidence is there to support the link between socioeconomic status and health?
- Why do these links persist over time, between and within societies, and across peoples lives?
- What part do policies play in the persistence of social and health inequalities?
the book introduces the non-specialist to key concepts like health inequalities and health inequities, social class and socioeconomic position, social determinants and life course, as well as to the key indicators of health and socioeconomic position.
It provides a wealth of evidence on socioeconomic inequalities in health at both national and global level, and explores how these inequalities persist as countries industrialise, patterns of employment and family life change, and chronic diseases emerge as the big killers.
consideration is given to policy and its impact on inequalities within the uk, ...
- Format: Pocket/Paperback
- ISBN: 9780335213696
- Språk: Engelska
- Antal sidor: 260
- Utgivningsdatum: 2007-09-01
- Förlag: Open University Press