Health and Social Organization
Towards a Health Policy for the 21st Century
Edited by David Blane, Eric Brunner, Richard Wilkinson
Routledge – 1996 – 344 pages
There is widespread recognition that the most powerful determinants of health today are to be found in social, economic and cultural circumstances. These include: ecnomic growth, income distribution, consumption, work oganisation, unemployment and job insecurity, social and family structure, education and deprivation, and they are all aspects of 'social organisation'. In ^Health and Social Organisation leading British and North American researchers who bring together an invaluable collection of data on these issues, draw from the social sciences, epidemiology and biology.
'An impressively broad array of superb evidence illustrating the wide variety of "social" influences on numerous aspects of health and illness.' - British Medical Journal
'This volume is refreshing as a text which puts health - rather than medical services or the NHS - at the heart of heath policy…offers a wealth of data and a sophisticated level of debate.' - Sociology of Health and Illness
'A useful and timely book…strongly recommended as a contemporary source in the subject.' - Journal of Public Health Medicine