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Society and Health

ISBN-10: 019508506X
ISBN-13: 9780195085068
Edition: 1995
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Description: Why do societies experience higher rates of mortality after economic recession? What accounts for the persistent social class differences in mortality rates? How do we explain the health status differences between men and women, blacks and whites,  More...

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Book details

List price: $66.00
Copyright year: 1995
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/2/1995
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 392
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.584
Language: English

Why do societies experience higher rates of mortality after economic recession? What accounts for the persistent social class differences in mortality rates? How do we explain the health status differences between men and women, blacks and whites, and different communities or cultures? How do some families create more healthful environments for their children? How is stress generated in the workplace? Such fundamental questions about the social determinants of health are discussed in depth in this wide-ranging and authoritative book. Well-known contributors from North America and Europe gather and assess the evidence for the diverse pathways by which society influences health and provides conceptual frameworks for understanding these relationships. The book opens with a broad review of research on the social environment's contribution to health status and then addresses particular social factors: the family, the community, culture, class, race and gender, the economy, and the workplace. The concluding two chapters examine the contribution of medicine to the improved health of Americans and recast the health policy debate in a broad social policy context.

1. Introduction, B.C. Amick, et al. 2. Family Pathways to Child Health, E.L. Schor and E.G. Menaghan 3. Community and Health, D.L. Patrick and T.M. Wickizer 4. Race and Health: A Multidimensional Approach to African American Health, G. King and D.R. Williams 5. Gender, Health and Cigarette Smoking, D. Chapman Walsh, G. Sorenson and L. Leonard 6. Explanations for Social Inequities in Health, M.G. Marmot, M. Bobak and G.D. Smith 7. Political Economy and Health, M.H. Brenner 8. Class, Work and Health, J.V. Johnson and E.M. Hall 9. The Cultural Frame: Context and Meaning in the Construction of Health, E. Corin 10. The Role of Medical Care in Determining Health: Creating an Inventory of Benefits, J.P. Bunker, H.S. Frazier and C.F. Mosteller 11. Thinking Strategically about Society and Health, S.M. Miller

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