Poor Health

Poor Health : Social Inequality before and after the Black Report

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The 1980 Black Report by Sir Douglas Black has kept health inequalities at the forefront of the public health agenda. This volume explores the history and development of studies and concern over health inequalities especially in relation to the 1980 report.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 248 pages
  • 153.42 x 216.41 x 18.54mm | 340g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Annotated
  • 0714683108
  • 9780714683102
  • 2,377,342

Table of contents

Introduction - inequalities and health, Virginia Berridge; Part 1 Britain before the "Black Report": the dimensions of inequality - height, and weight variation in Britain 1700-2000, Roderick Floud; health, class place and politics - social capital and collective provision in Britain, Simon Szreter; from social structure to social behaviour in Britain after the Second World War, Dorothy Porter; investigating inequalities in health before "Black", Charles Webster. Part 2 "The Black Report": "comments" the Black committee on health inequalities (1977-80) - a personal view of its work, Stuart Blume; the origin of the "Black Report" - a conversation with Richard Wilkinson, Virginia Berridge; dispelling the myths of the "Black Report" - a memoir, Patrick Jenkin; "witness seminar" the "Black Report" and "The Health Divide", Virginia Berridge; the second Black Report? - the "Acheson Report" as another opportunity to tackle health inequalities, Mark Exworthy; before and after the "Black Report" - four fallacies, Sally Macintyre.
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