Human Biology and Social Inequalityby Simon S. Strickland, Prakash S. Shetty
Pub. Date: 11/01/2008
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
There are widely found associations between health and social inequality in human societies. This book explores the unequal trends in birth rates, growth patterns, physical fitness, educational attainment, levels of illness and risks of death in a range of populations from around the world. The book includes contributions by medical sociologists, human nutritionists, public health and epidemiologists as well as historical demographers and population geneticists. The ways in which goverments have tried to lessen the effects of health inequalities are also described.
- Cambridge University Press
- Publication date:
- Society for the Study of Human Biology Symposium Series, #39
- Product dimensions:
- 5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.79(d)
Table of Contents
1. Human biology and social inequality Simon Strickland and Prakash Shetty; 2. Social inequalities and health in the contemporary world: comparative overview Sally MacIntyre; 3. Accumulation of health risks across social groups in a national longitudinal study Chris Power and Sharon Matthews; 4. Equity, social cohesion and health Richard G. Wilkinson; 5. Growth and maturation problems of children and social inequality during economic liberalisation in Central and Eastern Europe Otto G. Eiben; 6. Social inequalities in the re-emergence of infectious disease John D. H. Porter and Jessica A. Ogden; 7. Environmental health, social inequality and biological differences Lawrence M. Schell and Stefan A. Czerwinski; 8. Educational potential and attainment: long-term implications of childhood under-nutrition Sara Stinson; 9. Affluence in developing countries and natural selection in humans Kerin O'Dea; 10. Physical activity, sport, social status and Darwinian fitness Robert M. Malina; 11. Biological correlates of social and geographical mobility in humans: an overview C. G. Nicholas Mascie-Tyalor; 12. How female reproductive decisions cause social inequality in male reproductive fitness: evidence from eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Germany Eckhart Voland and Athanasios Chasiotis; 13. Environmental constraints, social inequality and reproductive success. A case-study in Morocco Emile Crognier; 14. The emergence of health and social inequalities in the archaeological record Mark Nathan Cohen; 15. Eugenics and population policies A. H. Bittles and Y-Y. Chew; 16. The policy implications of health inequalities in developing countries Carolyn Stephens; 17. Policy options for managing health inequalities in industrial and post-industrial countries Yoav Ben-Shlomo and Michael G. Marmot; Index.
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