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delinquency

Overview page. Subjects: Sociology — Public Health and Epidemiology.

A word often used by law enforcement officials to describe antisocial adolescent behavior ranging from vandalism to violent crime. Delinquency has a public health dimension because of the...

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ethnomedicine

Overview page. Subjects: Sociology — Public Health and Epidemiology.

‘Folk’ ideas and practices concerning the care and treatment of illness available within particular (usually non-Western) cultures—that is, outside the framework of professionalized,...

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folkways

Overview page. Subjects: Sociology — Public Health and Epidemiology.

A term from cultural anthropology meaning customs that have become firmly established and transmitted throughout many generations and are characteristic of the society.

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historical demography

Overview page. Subjects: Sociology — Public Health and Epidemiology.

Data on population numbers, age distribution, age at marriage, birth intervals, family and household composition, birth and death rates, and age-specific death rates reveal much about the...

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occupational classification

Overview page. Subjects: Sociology — Public Health and Epidemiology.

An orderly way to arrange people into categories according to the nature of the work that they do. The simplest way to do this is to categorize two groups of occupations: manual and...

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unintended consequences

Overview page. Subjects: Sociology — Public Health and Epidemiology.

A useful phrase that usually describes unfortunate or undesirable consequences of policies and practices that had good, indeed, the best intentions. Conversely, it may describe unexpected...

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