This revised edition of Helen Roberts’ classic study of child health inequalities features new case studies, updated research references, and a new section on cost effectiveness—an important tool in an era of government spending cutbacks. Applying tools from a variety of disciplines and drawing on evidence from the UK and beyond, Roberts tests the effectiveness of public policy, community, and individual efforts to reduce health inequalities among children at different life stages—including infancy, early years, middle childhood, and adolescence—and to address the particular needs of disabled children.
A companion website, including resources for students and teachers, can be found at: http://www.policypress.co.uk/resources/roberts/
|Publisher:||Policy Press, Bristol Univ. Press|
|Edition description:||2nd Edition|
|Product dimensions:||6.70(w) x 9.40(h) x 0.50(d)|
About the Author
Helen Roberts is a medical sociologist in the General Adolescent and Paediatrics Unit at University College London’s Institute of Child Health.
Table of Contents
Figures and tables
Foreword by Professor Terence Stephenson
2. What kinds of studies help us understand what works?
3. What works in early life? Infancy and the pre-school period
4. What works in childhood and adolescence?
5. What works in keeping children safe?
6. What works for vulnerable groups?
7. Tackling the causes of the causes
Appendix: Web and other resources