Health Inequalities: Life Course Approaches (BOK)
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The life course perspective on adult health and on health inequalities in particular, is one of the most important recent developments in epidemiology and public health. This book brings together, in a single volume, the work of one of the most distinguished academics in the field. It specifically takes a life course approach to health inequalities. Life course approaches to health inequalities: presents a large volume of innovative, empirical research which demonstrates the importance of social disadvantage, throughout the life course, with respect to inequalities in life expectancy, death rates and health status in adulthood; contains an extensive overview of life course epidemiology as applied to socio-economic differentials in health. This book is aimed at academics, students and policy makers with an interest in public health, epidemiology, health promotion and social policy.