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Health inequalities in their place

Gareth Williams

in Community health and wellbeing

Published by Policy Press

Published in print October 2007 | ISBN: 9781861348180
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447301936 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/policypress/9781861348180.003.0001
Health inequalities in their place

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This chapter evaluates the contemporary evidence about health inequalities and discusses the ways in which new evidence has allowed for the development of much more subtle and fine-grained approaches to the process of explaining health inequalities. It examines the relationship between health status and health services, and the way in which a partial rehabilitation of the concept of society since Margaret Thatcher has created space for a more creative relationship between the social sciences and the politics of health inequalities. The chapter explains that community regeneration or neighbourhood renewal and tackling health inequalities in Wales both involve interventions in wicked issues or problems.

Keywords: health inequalities; health status; health services; Margaret Thatcher; social sciences; politics; community regeneration; Wales

Chapter.  8620 words. 

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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