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Biological Consequences of Socioeconomic Inequalities

Biological Consequences of Socioeconomic Inequalities

by Barbara Wolfe
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ISBN-13: 2900871548923
Publisher: Russell Sage Foundation
Publication date: 12/01/2012
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 292
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

About the Author

BARBARA WOLFE is professor of public affairs, economics, and population health sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. WILLIAM N. EVANS is Keough-Hesburge Professor of Economics in the Department of Economics at the University of Notre Dame. TERESA E. SEEMAN is professor of medicine and epidemiology in the school of public health at the University of California, Los Angeles.

Table of Contents

List of Tables and Figures vii

Contributors xi

Preface xiii

Chapter 1 The SES and Health Gradient: A Brief Review of the Literature William Evans Barbara Wolfe Nancy Adler 1

Chapter 2 Promise of Biomarkers in Assessing and Predicting Health Arun S. Karlamangla Tara L. Gruenewald Teresa E. Seeman 38

Chapter 3 Biological Imprints of Social Status: Socioeconomic Gradients in Biological Markers of Disease Risk Tara L. Gruenewald Teresa E. Seeman Arun S. Karlamangla Elliot Friedman William Evans 63

Chapter 4 Dissecting Pathways for Socioeconomic Gradients in Childhood Asthma Edith Chen Hannah M.C. Schreier Meanne Chan 103

Chapter 5 Cardiovascular Consequences of Income Change David H. Rehkopf William H. Dow Tara L. Gruenewald Arun S. Karlamangla Catarina Kiefe Teresa E. Seeman 126

Chapter 6 Cognitive Neuroscience and Disparities in Socioeconomic Status Jamie Hanson Daniel A. Hackman 158

Chapter 7 Brain Development and Poverty: A First Look Jamie Hanson Nicole Hair Amitabh Chandra Ed Moss Jay Bhattacharya Seth D. Pollak Barbara Wolfe 187

Chapter 8 Reversing the Impact of Disparities in Socioeconomic Status over the Life Course on Cognitive and Brain Aging Michelle C. Carlson Christopher L. Seplaki Teresa E. Seeman 215

Chapter 9 Conclusions William Evans Teresa E. Seeman Barbara Wolfe 248

Index 263

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