Social determinants of health / edited by Michael Marmot and Richard G. Wilkinson.
Contributor(s): Marmot, M. G | Wilkinson, Richard G.Material type: BookPublisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2006Edition: 2nd ed.Description: x, 366 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9780198565895 (pbk.)Subject(s): Public health -- Social aspects | Social medicine | Medical policy -- Social aspects
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
1. Introduction / Michael Marmot -- 2. Social organization, stress, and health / Eric Brunner and Michael Marmot -- 3. Early life / Michael Wadsworth and Suzie Butterworth -- 4. The life course, the social gradient, and health / David Blane -- 5. Health and labour market disadvantage : unemployment, non-employment, and job insecurity / Mel Bartley, Jane Ferrie and Scott M. Montgomery -- 6. Health and the psychosocial environment at work / Michael Marmot, Johannes Siegrist and Tores Theorell -- 7. Transport and health / Mark McCarthy -- 8. Social support and social cohesion / Stephen A. Stansfeld -- 9. Food is a political issue / Aileen Robertson, Eric Brunner and Aubrey Sheiham -- 10. Poverty, social exclusion, and minorities / Mary Shaw, Danny Dorling and George Davey Smith -- 11. Social patterning of individual health behaviours : the case of cigarette smoking / Martin J. Jarvis and Jane Wardle -- 12. The social determination of ethnic/racial inequalities in health / James Y. Nazroo and David R. Williams -- 13. Social determinants of health in older age / Anne McMunn, Elizabeth Breeze, Alissa Goodman, James Nazroo and Zoe Oldfield -- 14. Neighbourhoods, housing, and health / Mai Stafford and Mark McCarthy -- 15. Social determinants, sexual behaviour, and sexual health / Anne M. Johnson, Catherine H. Mercer and Jackie A. Cassell -- 16. Ourselves and others - for better or worse : social vulnerability and inequality / Richard G. Wilkinson.
"This new edition of Social Determinants of Health takes account of the most recent research in the field, and includes additional chapters on ethnicity and health, sexual behaviours, the elderly, housing, and neighbourhoods. It is written by acknowledged experts in each field, using non-technical language to make the book accessible to students and those with no previous expertise in epidemiology. This volume provides the evidence behind the WHO initiatives on the social determinants of health, known as The Solid Facts handbook." "Social Determinants of Health is the most comprehensive, ground-breaking, and authoritative survey of research findings in this field, and is a must for everyone interested in the wellbeing of modern societies. Public health professionals, health promotion specialists, and anyone working in the many fields of public policy will engage with the issues raised in this book."-- Book jacket.