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Social determinants of health

Author: Michael Marmot; Richard G Wilkinson
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, [2008] ©2006
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Second editionView all editions and formats
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"This new edition of Social Determinants of Health takes account of the most recent research in the field, and includes additional chapters on ethnicity and health, sexual behaviours, the elderly, housing, and neighbourhoods. It is written by acknowledged experts in each field, using non-technical language to make the book accessible to students and those with no previous expertise in epidemiology. This volume
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Social determinants of health.
Philadelphia : Lippincott Williams & Wilkins ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2006
(OCoLC)233037668
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Marmot; Richard G Wilkinson
ISBN: 9780198565895 0198565895
OCLC Number: 974374637
Notes: Reprint. Originally published: 2006.
Description: x, 366 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction / Michael Marmot --
Social organization, stress, and health / Eric Brunner, Michael Marmot --
Early life / Michael Wadsworth, Suzie Butterworth --
The life course, the social gradient, and health / David Blane --
Health and labour market disadvantage: unemployment, non-employment, and job insecurity / Mel Bartley [and others] --
Health and the psychosocial environment at work / Michael Marmot [and others] --
Transport and health / Mark McCarthy --
Social support and social cohesion / Stephen A. Stansfeld --
Food is a political issue / Aileen Robertson [and others] --
Poverty, social exclusion, and minorities / Mary Shaw [and others] --
Social patterning of individual health behaviours: the case of cigarette smoking / Martin J. Jarvis, Jane Wardle --
The social determination of ethnic/racial inequalities in health / James Y. Nazroo, David R. Williams --
Social determinants of health in older age / Anne McMunn [and others] --
Neighbourhoods, housing, and health / Mai Stafford, Mark McCarthy --
Social determinants, sexual behaviour, and sexual health / Anne M. Johnson [and others] --
Ourselves and others --
for better or worse: social vulnerability and inequality / Richard G. Wilkinson.
Responsibility: edited by Michael Marmot and Richard G. Wilkinson.

Abstract:

"This new edition of Social Determinants of Health takes account of the most recent research in the field, and includes additional chapters on ethnicity and health, sexual behaviours, the elderly, housing, and neighbourhoods. It is written by acknowledged experts in each field, using non-technical language to make the book accessible to students and those with no previous expertise in epidemiology. This volume provides the evidence behind the WHO initiatives on the social determinants of health, known as The Solid Facts handbook."

"This new edition of Social Determinants of Health takes account of the most recent research in the field, and includes additional chapters on ethnicity and health, sexual behaviours, the elderly, housing, and neighbourhoods. It is written by acknowledged experts in each field, using non-technical language to make the book accessible to students and those with no previous expertise in epidemiology. This volume provides the evidence behind the WHO initiatives on the social determinants of health, known as The Solid Facts handbook. Social Determinants of Health is the most comprehensive, ground-breaking, and authoritative survey of research findings in this field, and is a must for everyone interested in the wellbeing of modern societies. Public health professionals, health promotion specialists, and anyone working in the many fields of public policy will engage with the issues raised in this book"--Back cover.

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