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Neighborhoods and Health

Ichiro Kawachi and Lisa F. Berkman


Do places make a difference to people's health and well-being? This book demonstrates how the physical and social characteristics of a neighborhood can shape the health of its residents. Researchers have long suspected that where one lives makes a difference to health in addition to who one is. Almost everyone understands that smoking, unhealthy eating, lack of exercise can compromise longevity and good health, but can a person's ability to maintain a healthy lifestyle be affected by the smoking habits of other people close by, or access to grocery stores, or the existence of safe parks and re ... More

Keywords: physical characteristics, social characteristics, healthy lifestyle, analytical methods, research, empirical evidence

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2003 Print ISBN-13: 9780195138382
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195138382.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ichiro Kawachi, editor

Lisa F. Berkman, editor
both at the Harvard School of Public Health, USA