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Unequal Lives Health and Socioeconomic Inequalities

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ISBN-10: 0335213693

ISBN-13: 9780335213696

Edition: 2007

Authors: Hilary Graham

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Unequal Lives provides an evidence-based introduction to social and health inequalities. It brings together research from social epidemiology, sociology and social policy to guide the reader to an understanding of why people's lives and people's health remain so unequal, even in rich societies where there is more than enough for all.
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List price: $45.00
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
Publication date: 9/1/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 260
Size: 9.00" wide x 6.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.418

Ross Oar has had many years of experience in woodcarving. In 1984, he and his wife, Barbara, began West Falls Woodcarving, a part-time mail-order woodcarving supplies business run out of their home in Orchard Park, New York. Ross also carves commission pieces that range in size from three inches to five and a half feet high and depict all aspects of life, teaches woodcarving classes on a limited basis and participates in woodcarving shows.Hilary Graham is professor of health sciences at the University of York, UK. She has a track record of research on social and health inequalities and contributes regularly to policy reviews and policy development. She is author of Unequal Lives (Open University Press, 2007).

Acknowledgements
Introduction
Key Terms
Health inequalities and inequities
Introduction
What are health inequalities?
What are health inequities?
Conclusions
Measuring health and health inequalities
Introduction
Measuring health: mortality-based measures
Measuring health: measures based on people's assessment of their health status
Measuring health: measures of development and decline
Measuring health inequalities
Conclusions
Socio-economic inequalities
Introduction
Researching socio-economic inequalities
Socio-economic position as a structural location
Socio-economic position as actively produced
Childhood and parenting
Conclusions
Measuring socio-economic position
Introduction
Measurement of socio-economic position
Measures of socio-economic position
Conclusions
Patterns
Health inequalities: global, national and historical
Introduction
Global health inequalities
Socio-economic inequalities in health within countries
Socio-economic inequalities in health over time
Conclusions
Health inequalities across changes in disease
Introduction
Socio-economic inequalities in health across changes in causes of death
Social patterning of risk factors for chronic disease
Conclusions
Understandings
Social determinants of health and health inequalities
Introduction
The emerging focus on social determinants
Models of the social determinants of health
Social position as a key determinant of health
Conclusions
Socio-economic inequalities across generations: occupation and education
Introduction
Changes in the labour market
Class origins and class destinations: inequalities across generations
Class inequalities in educational trajectories
Class inequalities in educational opportunities
Conclusions
Socio-economic inequalities across people's lives: partnership and parenthood
Introduction
Partnership, parenthood and adult socio-economic position
Widening inequalities in domestic trajectories
Young motherhood
Conclusions
Health across unequal lives
Introduction
The socio-economic life course and health
Socio-economic inequalities in developmental health
Socio-economic inequalities in functional ageing
Conclusions
Unequal lives: policy matters
Introduction
Policy approaches to tackling health inequalities
Welfare systems and socio-economic inequalities
Widening income inequalities
Conclusions
Concluding comment
Notes
References
Index