The Biology of Disadvantage Paperback
Edited by Judith Stewart, Nancy Adler
Part of the Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences series
How does socioeconomic status "get into the body" to affect health?A decade ago, when the MacArthur Foundation Research Network onSocioeconomic Status and Health began to answer this question, fewstudies directly tested the pathways and mechanisms that contributeto the gradient relationship between socioeconomic status andhealth.
The scientific research presented in this volume captures wherethe field stands after 10 years of intense research by theMacArthur Network and others into the mechanisms of healthdisparities.
In addition, it illustrates the power of amultidisciplinary approach to complex social issues.
Finally, itpresents potential applications of the accumulated knowledge forsocial interventions and raises pragmatic issues that are importantto consider when science is translated into policy andintervention.
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- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 352 pages, Illustrations
- Publisher: New York Academy of Sciences
- Publication Date: 16/04/2010
- Category: Public health & preventive medicine
- ISBN: 9781573317702