Chapter 14. Fundamental Social Causes of Health Inequalities

  1. Craig Morgan and
  2. Dinesh Bhugra
  1. Jo C. Phelan1,2 and
  2. Bruce G. Link1,2

Published Online: 28 MAR 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470684214.ch14

Principles of Social Psychiatry, Second Edition

Principles of Social Psychiatry, Second Edition

How to Cite

Phelan, J. C. and Link, B. G. (2010) Fundamental Social Causes of Health Inequalities, in Principles of Social Psychiatry, Second Edition (eds C. Morgan and D. Bhugra), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470684214.ch14

Editor Information

  1. NIH Biomedical Research Centre and Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London, London, UK

Author Information

  1. 1

    Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, New York, USA

  2. 2

    New York State Psychiatric Institute, New York, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 28 MAR 2010
  2. Published Print: 16 APR 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470697139

Online ISBN: 9780470684214

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Keywords:

  • fundamental social causes of health inequalities;
  • socioeconomic and racial inequalities in health and mortality;
  • population health improvements - increase in life expectancy;
  • fundamental social causes of health inequalities;
  • empirical evidence bearing on theory - identifying a situation, difficulty in using resources to prolong life;
  • fundamental causes and psychiatric illness

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Socioeconomic and Racial Inequalities in Health and Mortality

  • Improvements in Population Health

  • The Core Proposition: Controlling Disease and Creating Inequalities

  • Fundamental Social Causes of Health Inequalities

  • Empirical Evidence Bearing on the Theory

  • Fundamental Causes and Psychiatric Illness

  • References