The book Understanding Health Inequalities was written by Hilary Graham and was first published in 2009. It provides an accessible and engaging exploration of why the opportunity to live a long and healthy life remains profoundly unequal.
Hilary Graham and her contributors outline the enduring link between people’s socioeconomic circumstances and their health and tackle questions at the forefront of research and policy on health inequalities. These include:
- How health is influenced by circumstances across people’s lives and by the areas in which they live
- How health is simultaneously shaped by inequalities of gender, ethnicity and socioeconomic position
- How policies can impact on health inequalities
All the chapters have been written by internationally-recognised researchers in social and health inequalities. The book provides an authoritative guide to these fields as well as presenting new research.
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