Health inequalities during adulthood: policy and practice

Sheena Asthana and Joyce Halliday

in What works in tackling health inequalities?

Published by Policy Press

Published in print March 2006 | ISBN: 9781861346742
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447304258 | DOI:
Health inequalities during adulthood: policy and practice

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This chapter examines policy and practice for addressing health inequalities during adulthood. It discusses the key sources of vulnerability including lifestyle, psychosocial health and material living conditions and analyses the evidence base for what works and the relationship of what works to the policy environment. It suggests that the evidence base for interventions targeting psychosocial health and material deprivation is far more tenuous than for behavioural interventions targeting lifestyle.

Keywords: health inequalities; adulthood; policy and practice; lifestyle; psychosocial health; living conditions; material deprivation; behavioural interventions

Chapter.  25690 words. 

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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