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Inequality and African-American Health: How Racial Disparities Create Sickness

Shirley A. Hill

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781447322818
eISBN:
9781447322849
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447322818.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

Institutionalized racism adversely affects the health of African Americans, and it operates through multiple institutions, e.g., the medical system, the criminal justice system, and families. This ... More


The metaphor of the miner's canary and black-white disparities in health: a review of intergenerational socioeconomic factors and perinatal outcomes

Debbie Barrington

in Social inequality and public health

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847423207
eISBN:
9781447303398
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847423207.003.0006
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter takes up perhaps the most insidious case of group health disparities in the developed world, the gap between black and white people in the US. It traces the intergenerational aspects of ... More


Introduction

Shirley A. Hill

in Inequality and African-American Health: How Racial Disparities Create Sickness

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781447322818
eISBN:
9781447322849
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447322818.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

This book explores how the health of African Americans is influenced by numerous social settings and policies that reinforce racial inequality. The author accomplishes this by expanding on existing ... More


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