Princeton University Library Catalog

Unequal health : how inequality contributes to health or illness / Grace Budrys.

Author:
Budrys, Grace, 1943- [Browse]
Format:
Book
Language:
English
Published/​Created:
Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, c2010.
Εdition:
2nd ed.
Description:
viii, 283 p. ; 23 cm.
Summary note:
"Unequal Health asks why some individuals are living longer and enjoying better health than others. By considering popular beliefs about the relevance of such factors as sex, race, poverty, and health habits. Grace Budrys moves beyond factors that receive a great deal of media attention - such as smoking, diet, exercise, and even genetic inheritance - and examines those factors that are far more difficult to identify and track, such as relative income and relative social status."--BOOK JACKET.
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents:
Ch. 1. Introduction -- Ch. 2. The tools : definitions, measures, and data sources -- Ch. 3. The causes of death -- Ch. 4. Age and sex -- Ch. 5. Race and poverty -- Ch. 6. Lifestyle and health behavior -- Ch. 7. Medical care -- Ch. 8. Genes -- Ch. 9. Stress -- Ch. 10. Social inequality -- Ch. 11. Population health -- Ch. 12. Policy.
Subject(s):
ISBN:
  • 9780742565067 (cloth : alk. paper)
  • 0742565068 (cloth : alk. paper)
  • 9780742565074 (pbk. : alk. paper)
  • 0742565076 (pbk. : alk. paper)
LCCN:
2009029774
OCLC:
427608842
RCP:
C - S