Author Archives: Social Science and Medicine

The psychological toll of slum living in Mumbai, India: A mixed methods study

Publication date: Available online 19 August 2014 Source:Social Science & Medicine Author(s): Ramnath Subbaraman , Laura Nolan , Tejal Shitole , Kiran Sawant , Shrutika Shitole , Kunal Sood , Mahesh Nanarkar , Jess Ghannam , Theresa S.

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Enrolment of older people in social health protection programs in West Africa – Does social…

Publication date: October 2014 Source:Social Science & Medicine, Volume 119 Author(s): Divya Parmar , Gemma Williams , Fahdi Dkhimi , Alfred Ndiaye , Felix Ankomah Asante , Daniel Kojo Arhinful , Philipa Mladovsky Although the population of older people in Africa is increasing, and older people are becoming increasingly vulnerable due to urbanisation, breakdown of family structures and rising healthcare costs, most African countries have no social health protection for older people.

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Fragile health and fragile wealth: Mortgage strain among African American homeowners

Publication date: October 2014 Source:Social Science & Medicine, Volume 118 Author(s): Danya E.

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Perceived quality of an alternative to acute hospitalization: An analytical study at a…

Publication date: October 2014 Source:Social Science & Medicine, Volume 119 Author(s): Øystein Lappegard , Per Hjortdahl There is growing international interest in the geography of health care provision, with health care providers searching for alternatives to acute hospitalization.

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Healthcare system and the wealth–health gradient: A comparative study of older populations in…

Publication date: October 2014 Source:Social Science & Medicine, Volume 119 Author(s): Dina Maskileyson The present study provides a comparative analysis of the association between wealth and health in six healthcare systems (Sweden, the United Kingdom, Germany, the Czech Republic, Israel, the United States).

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Posthumous gamete retrieval and reproduction: Would the deceased spouse consent?

Publication date: October 2014 Source:Social Science & Medicine, Volume 119 Author(s): Jason D.

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How does mental–physical multimorbidity express itself in lived time and space? A…

Publication date: October 2014 Source:Social Science & Medicine, Volume 118 Author(s): Peter A.

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Stigma and the perpetuation of obesity

Publication date: October 2014 Source:Social Science & Medicine, Volume 118 Author(s): Alexandra A.

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The general and mental health of movers to more- and less-disadvantaged socio-economic and…

Publication date: October 2014 Source:Social Science & Medicine, Volume 118 Author(s): Helena Tunstall , Richard Mitchell , Jamie Pearce , Niamh Shortt Residential mobility may play an important role in influencing both individual health, by determining individual exposures to environments, and area health, by shaping area population composition.

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The social construction of ‘dowry deaths’

Publication date: Available online 18 July 2014 Source:Social Science & Medicine Author(s): Dr Jyoti Belur , Nick Tilley , Nayreen Daruwala , Meena Kumar , Vinay Tiwari , David Osrin The classification of cause of death is real in its consequences: for the reputation of the deceased, for her family, for those who may be implicated, and for epidemiological and social research and policies and practices that may follow from it.

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Is religion the forgotten variable in maternal and child health? Evidence from Zimbabwe

Publication date: October 2014 Source:Social Science & Medicine, Volume 118 Author(s): Wei Ha , Peter Salama , Stanley Gwavuya , Chifundo Kanjala The Apostolic faith, a rapidly growing and increasingly influential force in Zimbabwe, has received attention in the literature due to its potential role in shaping its followers’ attitudes and behaviours towards health.

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The association between grandparenthood and mortality

Publication date: October 2014 Source:Social Science & Medicine, Volume 118 Author(s): Solveig Glestad Christiansen Few studies have so far enquired into the relationship between being a grandparent and health and mortality outcomes, and the majority of these have looked exclusively at grandparents who take over parenting responsibility for their grandchildren.

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Prenatal investments, breastfeeding, and birth order

Publication date: October 2014 Source:Social Science & Medicine, Volume 118 Author(s): Kasey Buckles , Shawna Kolka Mothers have many opportunities to invest in their own or their child’s health and well-being during pregnancy and immediately after birth.

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Racial/ethnic disparities in short sleep duration by occupation: The contribution of immigrant…

Publication date: October 2014 Source:Social Science & Medicine, Volume 118 Author(s): Chandra L.

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