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Social Determinants of Health

Michael Marmot and Richard Wilkinson (eds)

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780198565895
eISBN:
9780191723988
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198565895.001.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

The health of populations is related to features of society and its social and economic organization. This crucial fact provides the basis for effective policy-making for improving population health. ... More


Social context and youth health: understanding and mitigating exclusion

M Judith Lynam

in Evidence-based Public Health: Effectiveness and efficiency

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199563623
eISBN:
9780191722554
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199563623.003.07
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter offers insights from a research programme that aims to extend our understanding of how social conditions contributing to health inequalities are experienced by teenagers, including ... More


Health Care for Rich and Poor Alike

Judith Healy and Martin McKee

in Accessing Healthcare: Responding to diversity

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780198516187
eISBN:
9780191723681
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198516187.003.0005
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

The poorer health of lower income groups is well documented. While health care services are only one among many determinants of health, access to health care is important in reducing poverty and ... More


Overseas Citizens: Citoyens de France

Judith Healy and Martin McKee

in Accessing Healthcare: Responding to diversity

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780198516187
eISBN:
9780191723681
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198516187.003.0009
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

Some countries maintain a system of universal health services despite (or because of) social diversity among the population. France has diverse population groups with shifts still underway from rural ... More


Avoiding Bias in Case and Control Selection

Haroutune K. Armenian

in The Case-Control Method: Design and Applications

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195187113
eISBN:
9780199864898
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195187113.003.0003
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

Following an explanation of bias as the lack of independence between the case and control selection process and the assessment of the exposure status, this chapter develops the various approaches and ... More


Poverty, social exclusion, and minorities

Michael Marmot and Richard G. Wilkinson

in Social Determinants of Health

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780198565895
eISBN:
9780191723988
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198565895.003.10
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter begins by presenting a small sample of the vast body of available evidence that shows a clear relationship between poverty, deprivation, and health. It then discusses how and why poverty ... More


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