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Policy and places

Tim Blackman

in Placing health

Published by Policy Press

Published in print October 2006 | ISBN: 9781861346117
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447302971 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/policypress/9781861346117.003.0001
Policy and places

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This chapter examines the relationship between health inequality and places. It describes recent policy developments in England relevant to addressing health inequality, and discusses the relative contributions of health-care and non-health-care interventions. The chapter provides data on the effects of housing and neighbourhoods on health, and introduces the concept of a decent neighbourhood. It explains that geographical differences in health are patterned by processes that sort people between different types of place habitus.

Keywords: health inequality; places; policy developments; England; housing; neighbourhoods; place habitus

Chapter.  11797 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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