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Social inequality and public health

Salvatore J. Babones (ed.)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847423207
eISBN:
9781447303398
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847423207.001.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

Public health in the early 21st century increasingly considers how social inequalities impact on individual health, moving away from the focus on how disease relates to the individual person. This ... More


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

Sheena Asthana and Joyce Halliday

in What works in tackling health inequalities?: Pathways, policies and practice through the lifecourse

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861346742
eISBN:
9781447304258
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861346742.003.0009
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

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 ... More


Inequalities in health behaviours and the life trajectories of children and youth: research evidence

Sheena Asthana and Joyce Halliday

in What works in tackling health inequalities?: Pathways, policies and practice through the lifecourse

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861346742
eISBN:
9781447304258
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861346742.003.0008
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter examines the influence of youth culture on social class differences in health behaviours. The findings indicate that problematic risk behaviours such as smoking and hard drug misuse ... More


The role of time preference and perspective in socioeconomic inequalities in health-related behaviours

Jean Adams

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/9781847423207.003.0002
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter shows how social inequalities affect the way people think about the future, and through this affect their decisions to engage in health-destroying behaviours like smoking or avoiding ... More


Early life: policy and practice

Sheena Asthana and Joyce Halliday

in What works in tackling health inequalities?: Pathways, policies and practice through the lifecourse

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861346742
eISBN:
9781447304258
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861346742.003.0005
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter focuses on the health behaviours outlined in the previous chapter from research evidence which suggested the key targets for intervention to be: smoking cessation, nutrition and ... More


Challenging health inequalities: From Acheson to choosing health

Elizabeth Dowler and Nick J. Spencer (eds)

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861348999
eISBN:
9781447301646
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861348999.001.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This book offers a unique multi-disciplinary perspective on tackling health inequalities in a rich country, examining the New Labour policy agenda for tackling health inequalities and its inherent ... More


Parental and Child Health

Yvonne Kelly and Melanie Bartley

in Children of the 21st century (Volume 2): The first five years

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847424761
eISBN:
9781447301790
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847424761.003.0015
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

This chapter examines the Millennium Cohort Study (MCS) for evidence on a number of alternate pathways for parents' health to influence children's health and development, assessing the contribution ... More


Health behaviors in social context

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/9781447322818.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

Racial disparities in major chronic illnesses are documented in this chapter, along with an exploration of the health behaviors of black people. Focusing on individual responsibility for maintaining ... More


Introduction

Salvatore J. Babones

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/9781847423207.003.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This volume is organised around four pathways identified in the new public health of the twenty-first century as mechanisms through which social inequality affects public health. They are considered ... More


Health and well-being in the digital society

Nathan Critchlow

in Social Determinantsof Health: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Social Inequality and Wellbeing

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781447336846
eISBN:
9781447336891
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447336846.003.0008
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter examines the negative effects of increased use of technology on health and well-being using two case studies that illustrate the influence of alcohol use on young people. It first ... More


Education

Antonia Keung

in The well-being of children in the UK

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847428370
eISBN:
9781447304005
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847428370.003.0006
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

This chapter describes the educational attainment of children across the UK. It examines how attainment varies by age, gender, ethnicity and social class. Additionally, it reviews how schoolchildren ... More


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