The Geography of Health Inequalities in the Developed World: Views from Britain and North America

The Geography of Health Inequalities in the Developed World: Views from Britain and North America

by Paul Boyle, Sarah Curtis, Elspeth Graham, Eric Moore
     
 

ISBN-10: 0754613984

ISBN-13: 9780754613985

Pub. Date: 01/01/2004

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Limited

Geography, sociology, and various branches of medicine are represented in studies of the geographical variation in health in the US, Canada, and Britain, where the issue has grown beyond the attention of scientists and caught the attention of policy makers. They cover historical and contemporary variations, methods and models, and theoretical dimensions. Among…  See more details below

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Geography, sociology, and various branches of medicine are represented in studies of the geographical variation in health in the US, Canada, and Britain, where the issue has grown beyond the attention of scientists and caught the attention of policy makers. They cover historical and contemporary variations, methods and models, and theoretical dimensions. Among specific topics are the origins of social class mortality differentials, interpreting income inequality and mortality in Canada and the US, the effect of the modifiable areal unit problem in modelling the distribution of limiting long-term illness in northern England, and the case of recovery from myocardial infarction. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780754613985
Publisher:
Ashgate Publishing, Limited
Publication date:
01/01/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
416
Product dimensions:
6.22(w) x 8.82(h) x 1.06(d)

Table of Contents

List of Contributors
List of Figures
List of Tables
1Health Geographies in the Developed World3
2The Origins of Social Class Mortality Differentials37
3Locality-level Mortality and Socio-economic Change in Britain since 1920: First Steps Towards Analysis of Infant Mortality Variation53
4The Widening Gap - Health Inequalities in Britain at the End of the Twentieth Century77
5Why is Mortality Higher in Unequal Societies? Interpreting Income Inequality and Mortality in Canada and the USA103
6Does Migration Exaggerate the Relationship between Deprivation and Self-reported Limiting Long-term Illness?129
7Measuring the Geographic Effects in a Model of Depression among the Elderly in Canada149
8Local Geographies of Health Inequalities177
9The Relationship of Population Density, Postcode Sector Hectarage and Area Deprivation to Premature Mortality in Four Scottish Cities199
10Evaluating the Absolute and Relative Income Hypotheses in an Exploratory Analysis of Deaths in the Health and Lifestyle Survey219
11Identifying Area Effects on Health: A Comparison of Single- and Multi-level Models245
12The Effect of the Modifiable Areal Unit Problem in Modelling the Distribution of Limiting Long-term Illness in Northern England267
13Limiting Long-term Illness and Locality Deprivation in England and Wales: Acknowledging the 'Socio-spatial Context'293
14The Fallacy of the Equivalence of a Range of Household and Area-based Indicators of Material Resources in the Geography of Health Inequalities309
15Combining the Social and the Spatial: Improving the Geography of Health Inequalities333
16Siting Wealth and Illness: The Case of Recovery from Myocardial Infarction351
17From Recognition to Practice: Gradients, Inequality and the Social Geography of Health371
Index389

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