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Homes and Health: How Housing and Health Interact

Homes and Health: How Housing and Health Interact

by Bernard Ineichen
     
 

ISBN-10: 0419171002

ISBN-13: 9780419171003

Pub. Date: 06/28/1993

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

This book links where people live with their health. The author reviews how housing has influenced health throughout the past hundred and fifty years, discusses in detail current issues concerning housing and health and describes attempts at housing particular groups whose health is at risk.

Overview

This book links where people live with their health. The author reviews how housing has influenced health throughout the past hundred and fifty years, discusses in detail current issues concerning housing and health and describes attempts at housing particular groups whose health is at risk.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780419171003
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
06/28/1993
Edition description:
1st ed
Pages:
120
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.40(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements. The legacy of the past. Before World War I. 1914-1945. The last 50 years. Around the world. Current concerns. Unfit housing. Health-threatening features of housing. Health inequalities in housing. Moving home. The high-rise experiment. Housing and the environment. Living on the margins. The frail elderly. The mentally ill. Mentally handicapped people. The physically disabled. The terminally ill. The bureaucratically homeless. People living on the streets. Residents in hostels for the destitute. Travellers and others. Conclusions. The influence of housing on physical health. The influence of housing on mental and emotional health. Health-related housing design. Association of housing and poverty. Housing for disadvantaged groups. Blurring distinctions between owners and renters. Growing awareness of health issues in housing. Changing role of public health agencies. References and further reading. Index.

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