Author Archives: Social Science and Medicine

Seven key investments for health equity across the lifecourse: Scotland versus the rest of the…

Publication date: September 2015 Source:Social Science & Medicine, Volume 140 Author(s): John Frank, Catherine Bromley, Larry Doi, Michelle Estrade, Ruth Jepson, John McAteer, Tony Robertson, Morag Treanor, Andrew Williams While widespread lip service is given in the UK to the social determinants of health (SDoH), there are few published comparisons of how the UK’s devolved jurisdictions ‘stack up’, in terms of implementing SDoH-based policies and programmes, to improve health equity over the life-course.

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Recalibrating the spirit level: An analysis of the interaction of income inequality and poverty…

Publication date: August 2015 Source:Social Science & Medicine, Volume 139 Author(s): Simone Rambotti The publication of The Spirit Level (Wilkinson and Pickett, 2009) marked a paramount moment in the analysis of health and inequality, quickly attracting a remarkable degree of attention, both positive and negative, both in academic and in public discourse.

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Comparing the performance of English mental health providers in achieving patient outcomes

Publication date: September 2015 Source:Social Science & Medicine, Volume 140 Author(s): Valerie Moran, Rowena Jacobs Evidence on provider payment systems that incorporate patient outcomes is limited for mental health care.

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Recalibrating Rambotti: Disentangling concepts of poverty and inequality

Publication date: August 2015 Source:Social Science & Medicine, Volume 139 Author(s): Kate E.

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Paid maternity leave and childhood vaccination uptake: Longitudinal evidence from 20…

Publication date: September 2015 Source:Social Science & Medicine, Volume 140 Author(s): Mohammad Hajizadeh, Jody Heymann, Erin Strumpf, Sam Harper, Arijit Nandi The availability of maternity leave might remove barriers to improved vaccination coverage by increasing the likelihood that parents are available to bring a child to the clinic for immunizations.

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Comparison of Social Trust’s effect on suicide ideation between urban and non-urban areas: The…

Publication date: September 2015 Source:Social Science & Medicine, Volume 140 Author(s): Eiji Yamamura An increasing number of studies have addressed the determinants of suicide.

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Investigating consumers’ and informal carers’ views and preferences for consumer directed care:…

Publication date: September 2015 Source:Social Science & Medicine, Volume 140 Author(s): Billingsley Kaambwa, Emily Lancsar, Nicola McCaffrey, Gang Chen, Liz Gill, Ian D.

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Racial residential segregation and risky sexual behavior among non-Hispanic blacks, 2006–2010

Publication date: September 2015 Source:Social Science & Medicine, Volume 140 Author(s): Khaleeq Lutfi, Mary Jo Trepka, Kristopher P.

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Social network bridging potential and the use of complementary and alternative medicine in…

Publication date: September 2015 Source:Social Science & Medicine, Volume 140 Author(s): Alyssa W.

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Comparing time and risk preferences across three post-industrial UK cities

Publication date: September 2015 Source:Social Science & Medicine, Volume 140 Author(s): Marjon van der Pol, David Walsh, Gerry McCartney Time and risk preferences are known to vary considerably across individuals but less is known about the determinants of these individual differences.

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A closer look at the rural-urban health disparities: Insights from four major diseases in the…

Publication date: September 2015 Source:Social Science & Medicine, Volume 140 Author(s): Di Zeng, Wen You, Bradford Mills, Jeffrey Alwang, Michael Royster, Rexford Anson-Dwamena Health disparities are increasingly recorded in literature, but are much less understood in a rural-urban context.

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Migrants’ and professionals’ views on culturally sensitive pre-hospital emergency care

Publication date: August 2015 Source:Social Science & Medicine, Volume 138 Author(s): Diana Kietzmann, Christian Hannig, Silke Schmidt This study was designed to explore the views of migrants and professionals on culturally sensitive pre-hospital emergency care in order to adapt such care to migrants’ needs.

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Impact of the policy of expanding benefit coverage for cancer patients on catastrophic health…

Publication date: August 2015 Source:Social Science & Medicine, Volume 138 Author(s): Sujin Kim, Soonman Kwon To increase financial protection for catastrophic illness, South Korean government expanded the National Health Insurance (NHI) benefit coverage for cancer patients in September 2005.

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Does school social capital modify socioeconomic inequality in mental health? A multi-level…

Publication date: September 2015 Source:Social Science & Medicine, Volume 140 Author(s): Line Nielsen, Vibeke Koushede, Mathilde Vinther-Larsen, Pernille Bendtsen, Annette Kjær Ersbøll, Pernille Due, Bjørn E.

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