Social Epidemiology

Social Epidemiology

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The authors of this excellent text define social epidemiology as the epidemiologic study of the social distribution and social determinants of states of health, implying that the aim is to identify socio-environmental exposures which may be related to a broad range of physical and mental health outcomes. In the first systematic account of this field, they focus on methodological approaches but draw widely from related disciplines such as sociology, psychology, physiology, and medicine in the effort to develop and evaluate testable hypotheses about the pathways between social conditions and health. The persistent patterns of social inequalities in health make this a timely more

Product details

  • Hardback | 407 pages
  • 180.3 x 261.6 x 27.9mm | 929.88g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • numerous tables and figures
  • 0195083318
  • 9780195083316
  • 556,648

Table of contents

1. A Historical Framework for Social Epidemiology ; 2. Socioeconomic Position ; 3. Discrimination and Health ; 4. Income Inequality and Health ; 5. Working Conditions and Health ; 6. The Impact of Job Loss and Retirement on Health ; 7. Social Integration, Social Networks, Social Support and Health ; 8. Social Cohesion, Social Capital and Health ; 9. Depression and Medical Illness ; 10. Affective States ; 11. Health Behaviors in Social Context ; 12. Psychosocial Intervention ; 13. Towards a New Social Biology ; 14. Ecological Approaches: Rediscovering the Role of the Physical and Social Environment ; 15. Multi-Level Approaches to Understanding Social Determinants ; 16. Health and Social Policyshow more

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I think Berkman and Kawachi's book is brilliant... This is an excellent book - well produced, first-class content and heavily referenced. Buy it! Journal of Public Health Medicineshow more

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