Socioeconomic Status and Health in Industrial Nations: Social, Psychological and Biological Pathways

By: Nancy E. Adler, Michael Marmot, Bruce S. McEwen, Judith Stewart

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Socioeconomic status (SES) is a powerful determinate of a person's health, and this effect is felt along the entire range of SES, not just at the extremes of wealth and poverty. In this volume, the full spectrum of biological, psychological, and social pathways by which SES may influence health are explored. Questions addressed include: Is the effect the same in all populations? Does SES affect health or vice versa? Does the gradient occur for all diseases? Policies that could address the social inequalities associated with the gradient and their impact on health are also discussed.

Recent studies have shown that income disparity in the United States is increasing, a state of affairs likely to exacerbate health disparities. As policies are developed at the federal, state, and local levels, the findings presented in this timely book may provide needed information about the relationship between socioeconomic status and health.

Title: Socioeconomic Status and Health in Industrial Nations: Social, Psychological and Biological Pathways

Author Name: Nancy E. Adler, Michael Marmot, Bruce S. McEwen, Judith Stewart

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Publisher: U.S.A., New York Academy of Sciences: 1999

ISBN Number: 080186545X

ISBN Number 13: 9780801865459

Binding: Soft Cover

Book Condition: Very Good

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Description: Very good condition. Socioeconomic Status and Health in Industrial Nations: Social, Psychological and Biological Pathways By Nancy E. Adler, Michael Marmot, Bruce S. McEwen, Judith Stewart Product Details Paperback Publisher: New York Academy of Sciences Language: English ISBN-10: 080186545X ISBN-13: 9780801865459 Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 6 x 1 inches

Keywords: Socioeconomic Status and Health in Industrial Nations: Social, Psychological and Biological Pathways