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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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Inequalities in the health behaviour of children and youth: policy and practice

Inequalities in the health behaviour of children and youth: policy and practice

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(p.323) Nine Inequalities in the health behaviour of children and youth: policy and practice
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What works in tackling health inequalities?
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Sheena Asthana

Joyce Halliday

Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781861346742.003.0009

This chapter focuses on three significant areas where health behaviour is markedly unequal in children and youth: diet and nutrition, substance abuse, sexual health, together with education and employment. It discusses the evidence base of interventions targeting these areas and recent developments in policy and practice. It suggests that the growing interest in the relationship between childhood disadvantage and adult health has quite rightly addressed the neglect of early life influences in a literature previously dominated by a concentration on adult risk factors for chronic adulthood disease.

Keywords:   health behaviour, children, youth, diet and nutrition, substance abuse, sexual health, education, employment, childhood disadvantage, adult health

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