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Work, Worklessness, and the Political Economy of Health

Clare Bambra

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199588299
eISBN:
9780191731372
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199588299.001.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

We are told that ‘work is good for us’ and that ill-health is caused by ‘individual lifestyles’. Drawing on research from public health, social policy, epidemiology, geography, and political science, ... More


Health related worklessness

Clare Bambra

in Work, Worklessness, and the Political Economy of Health

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199588299
eISBN:
9780191731372
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199588299.003.0006
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

The previous chapter examined how one form of worklessness — unemployment — is associated with an increased risk of ill-health and mortality. This chapter examines the opposite relationship, in which ... More


Work, health, and welfare interventions

Clare Bambra

in Work, Worklessness, and the Political Economy of Health

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199588299
eISBN:
9780191731372
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199588299.003.0007
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

Workplace interventions which eradicate or reduce exposure to known hazards in the workplace (both physical and psychosocial) or include health concerns in the planning of production, as well as ... More


The psychosocial work environment and risks to health

Clare Bambra

in Work, Worklessness, and the Political Economy of Health

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199588299
eISBN:
9780191731372
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199588299.003.0004
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter outlines the key theories and debates in the field of psychosocial health in relation to the work environment. The chapter is divided into four main sections. The first section provides ... More


Rose's Strategy of Preventive Medicine

Geoffrey Rose, Kay-Tee Khaw, and Michael Marmot

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780192630971
eISBN:
9780191723551
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192630971.001.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

The Strategy of Preventive Medicine, by Geoffrey Rose, first published in 1993 remains a key text for anyone involved in preventive medicine. Rose's insights into the inextricable ... More


Alcohol: No Ordinary Commodity: Research and Public Policy

Thomas F. Babor, Raul Caetano, Sally Casswell, Griffith Edwards, Norman Giesbrecht, Kathryn Graham, Joel W. Grube, Linda Hill, Harold Holder, Ross Homel, Michael Livingston, Esa Österberg, Jürgen Rehm, Robin Room, and Ingeborg Rossow

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199551149
eISBN:
9780191720642
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199551149.001.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

Alcohol: No Ordinary Commodity - Research and Public Policy Second Edition is a collaborative effort by an international group of addiction scientists to improve the linkages between ... More


The Social Origins of Depression and the Role of Meaning

George W. Brown

in Understanding Social Change

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263143
eISBN:
9780191734939
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263143.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

This chapter discusses the role of social factors in ill health, with a particular focus on depression. Major life events increase the risk of most depressive disorders. In a longitudinal study ... More


The status of Indigenous Australians

M. Anne Brown

in Human Rights and the Borders of Suffering: The Promotion of Human Rights in International Politics

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719061059
eISBN:
9781781700365
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719061059.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

There are a number of avenues through which the ‘place’ of indigenous people in Australia can be approached. One fundamental arena of struggle has been over land rights. The approach to rights taken ... More


Growth, Public Action, and Well‐Being: What Can Sub‐Saharan Africa Learn from Others?

Peter Svedberg

in Poverty and Undernutrition: Theory, Measurement, and Policy

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198292685
eISBN:
9780191596957
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198292686.003.0017
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The basic question is what governments in sub‐Saharan Africa can learn from researched experience in other parts of the world so as to break the present deadlock. If ever the political urge to ... More


Defining food policy

Tim Lang, David Barling, and Martin Caraher

in Food Policy: Integrating health, environment and society

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780198567882
eISBN:
9780191724121
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198567882.003.0002
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter presents an overview of food policy. It describes the disciplines that offer insights and stake claims on food policy. It discusses four phases in the development of food policy covering ... More


Work, health and wellbeing: an introduction

Sarah Vickerstaff, Chris Phillipson, and Ross Wilkie

in Work, Health and Wellbeing: The Challenges of Managing Health at Work

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9781847428080
eISBN:
9781447305637
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847428080.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter traces the growing concern with health issues at work and examines the argument that work is good for health. It reviews trends in health and the self-reporting of limiting illnesses. A ... More


Health and inequalities in Sweden: long and short-term perspectives

Johan Fritzell, Carin Lennartsson, and Olle Lundberg

in Health inequalities and welfare resources: Continuity and change in Sweden

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861347589
eISBN:
9781447302483
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861347589.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

This chapter presents an overview of the extent of and changes in health inequalities for various dimensions of ill health. The long perspective describes changes from the late 1960s to the new ... More


‘The ties that bind’: ill health and caring and their impact on the low-pay, no-pay cycle

Tracy Shildrick, Robert MacDonald, Colin Webster, and Kayleigh Garthwaite

in Poverty and insecurity: Life in low-pay, no-pay Britain

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9781847429117
eISBN:
9781447307907
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847429117.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter shifts attention from ‘the demand side’ of employment – or at least interviewees’ experiences of the forms of work on offer – to ‘supply-side’ factors that sometimes inhibited engagement ... More


Quality of life measurements

Robert A. Cummins and Anna L.D. Lau

in Supportive Care for the Urology Patient

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780198529415
eISBN:
9780191730344
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198529415.003.0002
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Pain Management and Palliative Pharmacology

Quality of life measurement within the medical context takes a very different approach from that adopted by the social sciences. Within medicine, the construct is referred to as health-related ... More


The Commodity Basis of Well‐Being

Partha Dasgupta

in An Inquiry into Well-Being and Destitution

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198288350
eISBN:
9780191596094
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198288352.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter introduces the book. It discusses welfare and happiness versus and freedom and rights as two ways of looking at personhood; facts and values in the phenomenon of destitution; destitution ... More


Sociology of Health and Medicine: New Perspectives

V. Sujatha

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780198099130
eISBN:
9780199082995
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198099130.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

Health and medicine have interested demographers and public health experts more than social scientists in India. Foundational questions on the meaning and experience of health and on the role of ... More


Social theory, social policy and sustainable communities

Robert Moore

in Community health and wellbeing: Action research on health inequalities

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861348180
eISBN:
9781447301936
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861348180.003.0008
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter examines the issues of social policy, sustainable communities, and social theory in relation to the 1998 White Paper Better Health – Better Wales. This White Paper addressed the issues ... More


The Legal Frame: Can a Case be Made? *

Keith Hawkins

in Law as Last Resort: Prosecution Decision-Making in a Regulatory Agency

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199243891
eISBN:
9780191714184
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199243891.003.0012
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

Legal rules, and formalities of the legal process, assume particular significance when regulatory inspectors consider a case's legal strengths and weaknesses. Legal framing transforms a matter into ... More


Work, Health and Wellbeing: The Challenges of Managing Health at Work

Sarah Vickerstaff, Chris Phillipson, and Ross Wilkie (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9781847428080
eISBN:
9781447305637
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847428080.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

The relationship between health and work is widely recognised as complex and multifaceted. In the context of an ageing population, our ability to enable people with health issues to continue working ... More


Life course inequalities: generations and social class

Johan Fritzell

in Health inequalities and welfare resources: Continuity and change in Sweden

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861347589
eISBN:
9781447302483
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861347589.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

This chapter studies health inequalities from a generational perspective but also aims to adopt a life course perspective. It explains that the life course approach emphasises the dimension of time ... More


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