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What works in tackling health inequalities?Pathways, policies and practice through the lifecourse$
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Sheena Asthana

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9781861346742

Published to University Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781861346742.001.0001

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Health inequalities during adulthood: research evidence

Health inequalities during adulthood: research evidence

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(p.373) Ten Health inequalities during adulthood: research evidence
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What works in tackling health inequalities?
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Sheena Asthana

Joyce Halliday

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Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781861346742.003.0010

This chapter examines research evidence concerning health inequalities during adulthood. It discusses the result of lifecourse research suggesting that both childhood and adult circumstances influence health variations. The chapter describes the complex picture that emerges of the determinants of social inequalities in adult mortality. The research also indicates that the relative importance of early and later life determinants of mortality varies according to cause of death and that the differential effects of childhood and adult exposures may also change over time.

Keywords:   health inequalities, adulthood, research evidence, health variations, social inequalities, adult mortality, childhood, lifecourse research

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