Front cover; Half title page; Title page; Copyright page; Contents; List of contributors; Acknowledgements; List of tables and figures; Introduction: the challenge of health inequalities. Hilary Graham; Part 1 Health inequalities: understanding patterns over time and place; 1.1 Life-course influences on children's futures. Catherine Law; 1.2 Life-course influences on health at older ages. Mel Bartley and David Blane; 1.3 Geographical inequalities in health over the last century. Danny Dorling and Bethan Thomas; 1.4 Neighbourhood influences on health. Sally Macintyre and Anne Ellaway.
Part 2 Health inequalities: understanding intersections2.1 Religion, ethnicity and health inequalities. Saffron Karlsen and James Nazroo; 2.2 Negotiating ethnic identities and health. Karl Atkin; 2.3 Gender and socio-economic inequalities in mortality and health behaviours: an overview. Kate Hunt and G. David Batty; 2.4 Class cultures and the meaning of young motherhood. Naomi Rudoe and Rachel Thomson; Part 3 Health inequ.
Presents an exploration of why the opportunity to live a long and healthy life remains profoundly unequal. This book tackles such questions as: How health is influenced by circumstances across people's lives and by the areas in which they live? And how health is simultaneously shaped by inequalities of gender, ethnicity and socioeconomic position?