Author Archives: Social Science and Medicine

Commentary to: Fergie, Hunt and Hilton “Social media as a space for support: Young adults’…

Publication date: Available online 3 December 2016 Source:Social Science & Medicine Author(s): Gesine K.

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Neighbourly support of people with chronic illness; is it related to neighbourhood social…

Publication date: Available online 3 December 2016 Source:Social Science & Medicine Author(s): Geeke Waverijn, Monique Heijmans, Peter P.

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Towards an improved understanding of modern 1 health information ecology

Publication date: Available online 2 December 2016 Source:Social Science & Medicine Author(s): Braden O’Neill

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The right to medicalization? Invited commentary on Karsoho et al. (2016)

Publication date: Available online 2 December 2016 Source:Social Science & Medicine Author(s): Alex Broom

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Requests for cesarean deliveries: The politics of labor pain and pain relief in Shanghai, China

Publication date: January 2017 Source:Social Science & Medicine, Volume 173 Author(s): Eileen Wang Cesarean section rates have risen dramatically in China within the past 25 years, particularly driven by non-medical factors and maternal requests.

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And justice for all: Examining corruption as a contextual source of mental illness

Publication date: January 2017 Source:Social Science & Medicine, Volume 173 Author(s): Ioana van Deurzen In the present study, I focus on the relationship between corruption and mental health as measured by the level of depressive symptoms.

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How do individuals value health states? A qualitative investigation

Publication date: January 2017 Source:Social Science & Medicine, Volume 172 Author(s): M.

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The socioeconomic within-gender gap in informal caregiving among middle-aged women: Evidence…

Publication date: Available online 28 November 2016 Source:Social Science & Medicine Author(s): Mutsumi Tokunaga, Hideki Hashimoto Caregiving to older people with needs has been mainly dependent on informal care provision by female caregivers.

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Avoiding blindness to health status in health achievement and health inequality measurement

Publication date: December 2016 Source:Social Science & Medicine, Volume 171 Author(s): Paul Makdissi, Myra Yazbeck The concentration index, being focused on the socioeconomic dimension of health inequality and overlooking aversion to pure health inequality, can produce ethically contestable rankings of health distributions.

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Common or multiple futures for end of life care around the world? Ideas from the ‘waiting…

Publication date: January 2017 Source:Social Science & Medicine, Volume 172 Author(s): Shahaduz Zaman, Hamilton Inbadas, Alexander Whitelaw, David Clark Around the world there is growing interest in the manner in which care is delivered to people at the end of life.

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Health effects of informal caregiving across Europe: A longitudinal approach

Publication date: Available online 27 November 2016 Source:Social Science & Medicine Author(s): Judith Kaschowitz, Martina Brandt Due to an expected increase of people in need of care, sound knowledge about health effects of informal care provision is becoming more and more important.

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Socioeconomic position, John Henryism, and incidence of acute myocardial infarction in Finnish…

Publication date: Available online 25 November 2016 Source:Social Science & Medicine Author(s): Mahasin S.

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Disparities in self-rated health across generations and through the life course

Publication date: Available online 25 November 2016 Source:Social Science & Medicine Author(s): Bruce G.

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Neighborhood social stressors, fine particulate matter air pollution, and cognitive function…

Publication date: January 2017 Source:Social Science & Medicine, Volume 172 Author(s): Jennifer Ailshire, Amelia Karraker, Philippa Clarke A growing number of studies have found a link between outdoor air pollution and cognitive function among older adults.

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