Journals Higher Education



Published: 03 October 2002

336 Pages | numerous figures and tables


ISBN: 9780192632890

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A thought provoking, challenging discussion linking women's experiences throughout their lives to their health in mid-life and beyond

A life course approach to women's health

Diana Kuh and Rebecca Hardy

A Life Course Approach to Adult Health

  • Reviews the evidence linking women's experiences throughout their life course to their health and disease in midlife and beyond
  • Emphasizes the interactive nature of biological, psychological and social risks to health
  • Integrates research from a wide range of disciplines
  • Examines trends in health of women over the last 150 years
  • Focuses on key health risks for women in both developed and developing countries
  • Provides commentaries on each chapter from top international researchers
  • Highlights the need to take account of social, cultural and historical context to understand and promote women's health and health care

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