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The changing family

Julien O. Teitler

in Oxford Textbook of Public Health

Fifth edition

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print September 2009 | ISBN: 9780199218707
Published online March 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199609673 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199218707.003.0083

Series: Oxford Textbooks

The changing family

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Families are dynamic, heterogeneous entities that vary by size and age, gender, and generational compositions, and in political, social, and technological contexts. Thus, families can affect the health of its members in complex, indirect, and potentially overlapping ways. This chapter presents a broad overview of the micro- and macro-level processes by which families affect the health of individuals and highlights issues that are likely to be salient over the next several decades.

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Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology ; Public Health

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