Author Archives: Social Science and Medicine

Guilt without fault: A qualitative study into the ethics of forgiveness after traumatic…

Publication date: Available online 16 January 2017 Source:Social Science & Medicine Author(s): Katja Schrøder, Karen la Cour, Jan Stener Jørgensen, Ronald F.

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Offspring schooling associated with increased parental survival in rural KwaZulu-Natal, South…

Publication date: Available online 16 January 2017 Source:Social Science & Medicine Author(s): Jan-Walter De Neve, Guy Harling Background Investing in offspring’s human capital has been suggested as an effective strategy for parents to improve their living conditions at older ages.

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Climate change threats to family farmers’ sense of place and mental wellbeing: A case study…

Publication date: February 2017 Source:Social Science & Medicine, Volume 175 Author(s): Neville R.

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Socioeconomic disparities in adolescent substance use: Role of enjoyable alternative…

Publication date: Available online 12 January 2017 Source:Social Science & Medicine Author(s): Nafeesa Andrabi, Rubin Khoddam, Adam M.

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Relations between neighbourhood socioeconomic status and birth outcomes are mediated by…

Publication date: February 2017 Source:Social Science & Medicine, Volume 175 Author(s): Zahra M.

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Effects of donor proliferation in development aid for health on health program performance: A…

Publication date: February 2017 Source:Social Science & Medicine, Volume 175 Author(s): Sarah Wood Pallas, Jennifer Prah Ruger Development aid for health increased dramatically during the past two decades, raising concerns about inefficiency and lack of coherence among the growing number of global health donors.

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The threat of home eviction and its effects on health through the equity lens: A systematic…

Publication date: Available online 9 January 2017 Source:Social Science & Medicine Author(s): Hugo Vásquez-Vera, Laia Palència, Ingrid Magna, Carlos Mena, Jaime Neira, Carme Borrell The aims of this review are to gather and systematize the currently available evidence on the effect of the threat of eviction on health and its eventual spillover effects, to assess the quality of the selected studies, and to describe how these findings vary with respect to dimensions of social inequity.

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Pappa Ante Portas: The effect of the husband’s retirement on the wife’s mental health in Japan

Publication date: Available online 9 January 2017 Source:Social Science & Medicine Author(s): Marco Bertoni, Giorgio Brunello The “Retired Husband Syndrome”, that affects the mental health of wives of retired men around the world, has been anecdotally documented but never formally investigated.

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Health in the Tenderloin: A resident – guided study of substance use, treatment, and housing

Publication date: Available online 10 January 2017 Source:Social Science & Medicine Author(s): Jamie Suki Chang Substance use researchers recognize that environments – homes, streets, communities, and neighborhoods – set the stage for substance use and treatment experiences by framing people’s interactions, health options and decision-making.

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Patient agency and contested notions of disability in social assistance applications in South…

Publication date: Available online 9 January 2017 Source:Social Science & Medicine Author(s): Gabrielle Kelly Problems in fairly allocating welfare and health resources are very often located in the spaces where citizens interact directly with state workers.

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Monitoring income-related health differences between regions in Great Britain: A new measure…

Publication date: February 2017 Source:Social Science & Medicine, Volume 175 Author(s): Paul Allanson The paper proposes a new measure of the extent to which differences in population health status between the regions of a country are systematically related to regional prosperity.

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The weight of inequalities: Duration of residence and offspring’s birthweight among migrant…

Publication date: February 2017 Source:Social Science & Medicine, Volume 175 Author(s): Sol P.

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Women’s police stations and intimate partner violence: Evidence from Brazil

Publication date: February 2017 Source:Social Science & Medicine, Volume 174 Author(s): Elizaveta Perova, Sarah Anne Reynolds Although women’s police stations have gained popularity as a measure to address intimate partner violence (IPV), there is little quantitative evaluation of their impacts on the incidence of IPV.

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“Life is so easy here at ART, once you accept it”: Acceptance, denial and linkage to HIV…

Publication date: Available online 6 January 2017 Source:Social Science & Medicine Author(s): Shona Horter, Zanele Thabede, Velibanti Dlamini, Sarah Bernays, Beverley Stringer, Sikhathele Mazibuko, Lenhle Dube, Barbara Rusch, Kiran Jobanputra Background Timely uptake of antiretroviral therapy, adherence and retention in care for people living with HIV (PLHIV) can improve health outcomes and reduce transmission.

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