Understanding Health Inequalities
Professor Hilary Graham
Department of Health Sciences -
Chapter 1 available online PDF [25p.] at:
Part 1 Health inequalities: understanding patterns over time and place
"…..Thoroughly updated and revised, this new edition of /Understanding Health Inequalities/, edited by Hilary Graham, remains a welcome and timely contribution. Replete with thoughtful essays on health inequities analyzed in relation to societal structure, social position and geography . the volume provides important insights into how class, racial/ethnic, gender, and spatial health inequities are produced - and how they can be rectified.
The world economic crisis launched by the implosion of unregulated financial markets in the fall of 2008 only serves to underscore the volume's central conclusion: that government regulation and intervention, premised on a commitment to equity, is essential for tackling health inequalities. Health professionals, students, and any and all working for healthy and sustainable ways of living will benefit from this collection………." Nancy Krieger,
Hilary Graham and her contributors outline the enduring link between people’s socioeconomic circumstances and their health and tackle questions at the forefront of research and policy on health inequalities. These include:
* How health is influenced by circumstances across people's lives and by the areas in which they live
* How health is simultaneously shaped by inequalities of gender, ethnicity and socioeconomic position
* How policies can impact on health inequalities
Karl Atkin, Mel Bartley, G. David Batty, David Blane, Bo Burstrom, Danny Dorling, Anne Ellaway, Hilary Graham, Barbara Hanratty, Kate Hunt, Saffron Karlsen, Catherine Law, Sally Macintyre, James Nazroo, Naomi Rudoe, Bethan Thomas, Rachel Thomson, Margaret Whitehead/
Division: Open University Press Pub Date: AUG-09
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