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The Sociology of Health Inequalities

Mel Bartley (Editor), David Blane (Editor), George Davey Smith (Editor)
ISBN: 978-0-631-20929-4
236 pages
July 2000, Wiley-Blackwell
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Leading researchers in the social sciences describe and explain the unequal chances of long and healthy life between social groups, ethnic groups, men and women and geographical areas.
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Beyond the Black Report: Mel Bartley (International Center for Health and Society), David Blane (Imperial School of Science Technology and Medicine), and George Davey Smith (Bristol University Medical School).

Part I: Understanding the social dynamics of health inequalities.

Part II: Social and spatial inequalities in health.

Notes on Contributors.

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"The editors and the authors are to be congratulated on making the individual parts and the whole interesting, readable and coherent." International Journal of Epidemiology 1999

"The Sociology of Health and Illness tackles health inequality with the overarching goal of linking medicine and social science. The social dynamics of health inequalities and social and spatial inequities in health are assessed. Contributors address morality, crime, psychological perspectives, lay knowledge, the utility of geography, sex differences, genetic and ethnic differences and economic factors." Sociological Abstracts , 2000

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