Social Inequalities in Health: New evidence and policy implications by Johannes SiegristSocial Inequalities in Health: New evidence and policy implications by Johannes Siegrist

Social Inequalities in Health: New evidence and policy implications

EditorJohannes Siegrist, Michael Marmot

Paperback | June 28, 2006

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Health inequalities according to people's social standing are persisting, or even growing, in modern societies. Recent decades have revealed evidence of strong variations in life expectancy, both between countries and within them. This widening of social inequalities has developed despiteconsiderable progress in medical science and an increase in health care spending. The reasons behind this are complex, and the implications considerable. This book provides a summary of the major achievements of a five-year European Science Foundation (ESF) Programme on 'Social Variations in Health Expectancy in Europe'. The contributors are major figures in their subjects, and combine state of the art reviews with the latest results frominterdisciplinary research in epidemiology, sociology, psychology and biomedicine. Three conceptual frameworks of life course influences, health effects of stressful environments, and macro social determinants of health, are unified, while each chapter addresses the policy implications andrecommendations derived from currently available evidence. The major topics covered include the role of family in early life, social integration and health, work stress and job security, successful ways of facing adversity, and the impact of the larger environment on health. Epidemiologists, public health research and policy makers, and students of related public health and sociology courses wlll find the results of this research fascinating.
Johannes Siegrist is at Professor and Director, Department of Medical Sociology, University of Duesseldorf, Germany. Michael Marmot is at Director, International Centre for Health and Society; Professor of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, UK.
Title:Social Inequalities in Health: New evidence and policy implicationsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:272 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.6 inPublished:June 28, 2006Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

1. Johannes Siegrist and Michael Marmot: Introduction2. Chris Power and Diana Kuh: Life course development of unequal health3. Lisa F. Berkman and Maria Melchior: The shape of things to come: how social policy impacts social integration and family structure to produce population health4. Johannes Siegrist and Tores Theorell: Socioeconomic position and health: the role of work and employment5. Andrew Steptoe: Psychobiological processes linking socioeconomic position with health6. Margareta Kristenson: Socioeconomic position and health: the role of coping7. Hans Bosma: Socioeconomic differences in health: Are control beliefs fundamental mediators?8. Frank J. van Lenthe: Aggregate deprivation and effects on health9. Espen Dahl, Johan Fritzell, Eero Lahelma, Pekka Martikainen, Anton Kunst and Johan P. Mackenbach: Welfare state regimes and health inequalities10. Johan P. Mackenbach: Socioeconomic inequalities in health in Western Europe: from description to explanation to intervention