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Clustering of Disadvantage and Empirical Research

Jonathan Wolff and Avner De-Shalit

in Disadvantage

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780199278268
eISBN:
9780191707902
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199278268.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

The previous chapters demonstrated that the issue of identifying the least advantaged reduces to the question of whether clustering of disadvantage can be identified among the ‘high-weight ... More


Justice, Capability, and Health Policy

Jennifer Prah Ruger

in Health and Social Justice

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199559978
eISBN:
9780191721489
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199559978.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter provides a workable operationalization of health capabilities, and seeks a shared standard of health based on the demands of social justice and the right to health in terms of health ... More


Social Epidemiologic Alternatives: Sociopolitical and Psychosocial Frameworks

Nancy Krieger

in Epidemiology and the People’s Health: Theory and Context

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195383874
eISBN:
9780199893607
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195383874.003.0006
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

Chapter 6 traces the historical development and explicates the key constructs of the major theoretical alternatives to biomedical and lifestyle approaches: the sociopolitical and psychosocial ... More


Policy change and the social determinants of health

Toba Bryant

in Health Promotion and the Policy Process

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199658039
eISBN:
9780191765780
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199658039.003.0004
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

Health inequalities are directly related to how governments develop and implement public policy. Much of the academic literature and public policy institutes recommend that governments implement ... More


Reflections on Global Monitoring of Social Determinants of Health and Health Equity

Ritu Sadana

in Inequalities in Health: Concepts, Measures, and Ethics

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199931392
eISBN:
9780199345731
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199931392.003.0021
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

The chapter reflects on the policy discourses and recommendations on ways to enhance global monitoring of social determinants of health and health equity, around the time of the Commission on Social ... More


Introduction, summary and conclusions

Kenneth C. Calman

in The Potential for Health

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780192629449
eISBN:
9780191723674
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192629449.003.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This introductory chapter summarizes the book and sets out the key issues. It discusses the definition of health and the various factors which determine health, including genetics, the environment, ... More


Reflections on the UK’s legacy of health inequalities research and policy from a North American perspective

Dennis Raphael and Toba Bryant

in Health Inequalities: Critical Perspectives

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780198703358
eISBN:
9780191772603
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198703358.003.0004
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter reflects on the insights UK research and policy experiences have offered those working to address health inequalities in Canada and the USA. Written by leading Canadian experts on the ... More


The life course, inequalities and mental health in later life

Alisoun Milne

in Mental Health in Later Life: Taking a Life Course Approach

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781447305729
eISBN:
9781447311904
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447305729.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

Chapter 3 explores the contribution of the lifecourse approach and social gerontology to understanding mental health outcomes in later life. It also explores the role played by health and social ... More


Justice, Care, and Health Care

Daniel Engster

in Justice, Care, and the Welfare State

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2015
ISBN:
9780198719564
eISBN:
9780191788659
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198719564.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Health care has traditionally been justified in terms of its contribution to good health, but recent developments (research into the social determinants of health, population aging, and cost ... More


The Architecture of Survival

Ali Mehdi

in A Shot of Justice: Priority-Setting for Addressing Child Mortality

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780199490592
eISBN:
9780199095797
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199490592.003.0004
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Epidemiology, Public Health

A shift of focus from outcomes (child survival) to resources (determinants of child survival) makes the pursuit of justice problematic, given that several aspects of parental (especially maternal) ... More


Justice, Evidence, and Interdisciplinary Health Inequalities Research

Nicholas B. King

in Understanding Health Inequalities and Justice: Bridging Perspectives for New Conversations

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781469630359
eISBN:
9781469630373
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469630359.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This chapter examines the interplay between normative judgments and empirical research. Using a case study of recent work on the social determinants of health, the author argues that three domains ... More


Equity, poverty, and health for all

Kenneth C. Calman

in The Potential for Health

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780192629449
eISBN:
9780191723674
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192629449.003.0002
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter focuses on the determinants of health and how they interact to influence our health and quality of life. There is a discussion on equity and equality and it emphasizes the importance of ... More


Health Protection, Health Promotion, and Disease Prevention at the Workplace

René Mendes and Elizabeth Costa Dias

in Global Occupational Health

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195380002
eISBN:
9780199893881
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195380002.003.0018
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

Health promotion seeks to improve the level of health in a population by preventing diseases, controlling hazards, improving fitness and well being and enhancing the capacity or workers to work and ... More


Mauli Ola: Pathways to Optimal Kanaka ‘Ōiwi Health

Joseph Keawe‘aimoku Kaholokula

Winona K. Mesiona Lee and Mele A. Look (eds)

in Ho'i Hou Ka Mauli Ola: Pathways to Native Hawaiian Health

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780824872731
eISBN:
9780824875718
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824872731.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

This essay explores the social and cultural determinants of Kanaka ʻŌiwi (Native Hawaiian) health and the pathways to Mauli Ola (optimal health and wellbeing). Future opportunities for enhancing ... More


Conclusion: Religion’s Role as a Social Determinant of Twenty-First-Century Health: Perspectives from the Disciplines

Paul Root Wolpe, Walter Burnett, and Ellen Idler

in Religion as a Social Determinant of Public Health

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780199362202
eISBN:
9780199389872
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199362202.003.0027
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The concluding chapter frames religion’s role as a social determinant of health with perspectives from ethics and policy. The chapter first argues that the mission of public health is to conduct ... More


Introduction Holism against Reductionism

Joseph E. Davis

in To Fix or to Heal: Patient Care, Public Health, and the Limits of Biomedicine

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781479878246
eISBN:
9781479884155
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479878246.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

The Introduction sets out the major themes of the book. These include medicine’s role in the moral and cultural agendas of contemporary society, challenges to the biomedical model represented by new ... More


Digitized Health Promotion: Risk and Personal Responsibility for Health and Illness in the Web 2.0 Era

Deborah Lupton

in To Fix or to Heal: Patient Care, Public Health, and the Limits of Biomedicine

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781479878246
eISBN:
9781479884155
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479878246.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

This chapter explores the use of digital health technologies in health promotion endeavors. This “digitized health promotion” is the latest stage in the trajectory of health promotion ideology and ... More


The accidental logic of health policy in Australia

Fran Baum and Judith Dwyer

in Australian public policy: Progressive ideas in the neo-liberal ascendency

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9781447312673
eISBN:
9781447312703
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447312673.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This chapter argues that contemporary health policy in Australia is shaped by its response to three fundamental challenges: how to maximise health outcomes; how to ensure equity in access to health ... More


A sick city in a sick country

David Baruffati, Mhairi Mackenzie, David Walsh, and Bruce Whyte

in Transforming Glasgow: Beyond the Post-Industrial City

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781447349778
eISBN:
9781447349792
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447349778.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

The comparatively poor contemporary health profiles of Scotland and, in particular, Glasgow have become widely known. Drawing on a body of research compiled by the Glasgow Centre for Population ... More


Determinants of (inequalities in) health: an overview

Jan Abel Olsen

in Principles in Health Economics and Policy

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780198794837
eISBN:
9780191836329
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198794837.003.0005
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter provides an overview of the determinants of (ill) health, which in turn help explain observed inequalities in health across population groups. It includes a graphical representation of ... More


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