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The Health of Populations: General Theories and Practical Realities

Stephen J. Kunitz


In the maelstrom of current public health debate over the social determinants of health, this book offers a well-balanced discussion on the roots of prevalent strains of thought on the matter. While this area of research deals in complex problems, it is often dominated by those who deploy rather categorical, partisan positions, citing from a wide range of contradictory statistical studies. This book aims to bring a measured, balanced, and independent perspective to bear on the debate, taking a step back from current arguments to look at the fundamental issues through a socio-historical lens. P ... More

Keywords: industrialization, causes of disease, health of populations, standard of living, community, inequality, globalization, social determinants

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9780195308075
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195308075.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Stephen J. Kunitz, author
Department of Community and Preventative Medicine, University of Rochester Medical Center