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Social epidemiology

Author: Lisa F Berkman
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book shows the important links between social conditions and health and begins to describe the processes through which these health inequalities may be generated. It reviews a range of methodologies that could be used by health researchers in this field and proposes innovative future research directions.
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Genre/Form: études diverses
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lisa F Berkman
ISBN: 0195083318 9780195083316
OCLC Number: 717370617
Description: XXII, 391 p. : figure ; 26 cm
Contents: 1. A Historical Framework for Social Epidemiology ; 2. Socioeconomic Position ; 3. Discrimination and Health ; 4. Income Inequality and Health ; 5. Working Conditions and Health ; 6. The Impact of Job Loss and Retirement on Health ; 7. Social Integration, Social Networks, Social Support and Health ; 8. Social Cohesion, Social Capital and Health ; 9. Depression and Medical Illness ; 10. Affective States ; 11. Health Behaviors in Social Context ; 12. Psychosocial Intervention ; 13. Towards a New Social Biology ; 14. Ecological Approaches: Rediscovering the Role of the Physical and Social Environment ; 15. Multi-Level Approaches to Understanding Social Determinants ; 16. Health and Social Policy
Responsibility: ed. by Lisa F. Berkmann, Ichiro Kawachi.

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This systematic account of social epidemiology emphasizes methodological approaches in discussing the major social variables that affect health, such as socio-economic status, race/ethnicity, gender,  Read more...

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I think Berkman and Kawachi's book is brilliant... This is an excellent book - well produced, first-class content and heavily referenced. Buy it! Journal of Public Health Medicine

 
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