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Published: 06 August 2014

640 Pages | 35 line illustrations

7 x 10 inches

ISBN: 9780195377903

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Social Epidemiology

Second Edition

Edited by Lisa F. Berkman, PhD, Ichiro Kawachi, MD, PhD, and Maria Glymour, ScD

  • A complete revision of the classic text
  • Provides an accessible, top-to-bottom evaluation of how social and economic conditions become biologically embedded to influence health and functioning
  • The first text to apply this knowledge base to the health impacts of public policies and natural and randomized experiments

New to this Edition:

  • 11 completely revised chapters and four new chapters, all with up-to-date references that themselves are hugely valuable
  • Added coverage of labor policies and economic conditions; evaluation of the health impacts of broad policies drawing on natural experiments in the policy arena; health economics; and implementation of social epidemiology in policy
  • Chapters draw on evaluation of policies that have altered the landscape with regard to discrimination, education and working conditions

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