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The Social Origins of Health and Well-being

The Social Origins of Health and Well-being

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Jake Najman, John Powles, David Legge, Colin Butler, Bob Douglas, Tony McMichael, Richard Eckersley, Gavin Turrell, Richard Taylor, Alistair Woodward, Colin Mathers, Martin Tobias, Philippa Howden-Chapman, Des O'Dea, Stephen Duckett, Peter Newman, Anne-Marie Feyer, Dorothy Broom, Robert Bush, Fran Baum, Graham Vimpani, Judy Cashmore, Terry Dwyer, Ruth Morley, Leigh Blizzard, Kerin O'Dea, Mark Daniel, Ian Anderson, Elizabeth Harris, Don Nutbeam, Peter Sainsbury, Ross Homel, Gordon Elias, Ian Hay, Beverly Sibthorpe, Jane Dixon
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  • Date Published: June 2002
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521890212

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  • This book covers the differential health impacts of family and early development, changes in work and work conditions, health systems, the physical environment of cities, indigenous peoples, rural populations, social capital, culture, and global economic and environmental changes. It contains material that explains how inequality gets "under the skin", through describing the physiological changes caused by stress and behavior. Particularly important is the "natural experiment"--representing the different political and economic paths taken by Australia and New Zealand over the past two decades, and the opportunity it provides to assess its impact on health.

    • Brings together in the one volume some of the most important research in public health in Australia and New Zealand for an international audience
    • Designed to serve as a textbook for Australasian students in public health and sociology of health courses
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    • Date Published: June 2002
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521890212
    • length: 368 pages
    • dimensions: 244 x 170 x 19 mm
    • weight: 0.59kg
    • contains: 56 b/w illus. 11 tables
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    1. A general model of the social origins of health and well-being Jake Najman
    Part I. Historical, Global and Cultural Perspectives:
    2. Healthier progress: historical perspectives on the social and economic determinants of health John Powles
    3. Health inequalities in the New World Order David Legge
    4. Globalisation and environmental change: implications for health and health inequalities Colin Butler, Bob Douglas and Tony McMichael
    5. Culture, health and well-being Richard Eckersley
    Part II. Explaining Health Inequalities:
    6. Income inequality and health: in search of fundamental causes Gavin Turrell
    7. Mediation of the effects of social and economic status on health and mortality: the roles of behaviour and constitution Richard Taylor
    8. Migrants, money and margarine: possible explanations for Australia-New Zealand mortality differences Alistair Woodward, Colin Mathers and Martin Tobias
    9. Income, income inequality and health in New Zealand Philippa Howden-Chapman and Des O'Dea
    10. Equity in access to health care Stephen Duckett
    Part III. Social Organisation and Health:
    11. Human settlements: health and the physical environment Peter Newman
    12. Work and health: the impact of structural workforce changes and the work environment Anne-Marie Feyer and Dorothy Broom
    13 Health, inequities, community and social capital Robert Bush and Fran Baum
    Part IV. Developmental and Biological Perspectives:
    14. Health inequalities: the seeds are sown in childhood, what about the remedies? Graham Vimpani
    15. Family, early development and life course: common risk and protective factors in pathways to prevention Judy Cashmore
    16. Health inequalities: is the foundation for these laid before the time of birth? Terry Dwyer, Ruth Morley and Leigh Blizzard
    17. How social factors affect health: neuro-endocrine interactions Kerin O'Dea and Mark Daniel
    Part V. Implications for Policy, Interventions and Health Research:
    18. The sociology of Aboriginal health policy and modelling in social epidemiology Ian Anderson
    19. Does our limited analysis of the dimensions of poverty limit the way we seek solutions? Elizabeth Harris, Don Nutbeam and Peter Sainsbury
    20. Developmental prevention in a disadvantaged community Ross Homel, Gordon Elias and Ian Hay
    21. Rethinking evaluation for policy action on the social origins of health and well-being Beverly Sibthorpe and Jane Dixon.

  • Editors

    Richard Eckersley, Australian National University, Canberra

    Jane Dixon, Australian National University, Canberra

    Bob Douglas, Australian National University, Canberra

    Contributors

    Jake Najman, John Powles, David Legge, Colin Butler, Bob Douglas, Tony McMichael, Richard Eckersley, Gavin Turrell, Richard Taylor, Alistair Woodward, Colin Mathers, Martin Tobias, Philippa Howden-Chapman, Des O'Dea, Stephen Duckett, Peter Newman, Anne-Marie Feyer, Dorothy Broom, Robert Bush, Fran Baum, Graham Vimpani, Judy Cashmore, Terry Dwyer, Ruth Morley, Leigh Blizzard, Kerin O'Dea, Mark Daniel, Ian Anderson, Elizabeth Harris, Don Nutbeam, Peter Sainsbury, Ross Homel, Gordon Elias, Ian Hay, Beverly Sibthorpe, Jane Dixon

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