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Gender and health : the effects of constrained choices and social policies

Author: Chloe E Bird; Patricia Perri Rieker
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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To improve men's and women's health, individuals, researchers, and policymakers must understand the social and biological sources of the perplexing gender differences in illness and longevity. This text examines how men's and women's lives and physiology contribute to differences in their health.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Chloe E Bird; Patricia Perri Rieker
ISBN: 9780521864152 0521864151 9780521682800 0521682800
OCLC Number: 156994534
Description: xv, 256 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Gender differences in health: are they biological, social, or both? --
Gender and barriers to health: constrained choice in everyday decisions --
National social policies and constrained choice --
The impact of community on health --
Priorities and expectations: men's and women's work, family life, and health --
Gender and individual health choices --
Opportunities for change.
Responsibility: Chloe E. Bird, Patricia P. Rieker.
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