Poverty and Child Health
This new updated and expanded edition challenges many widely held views on the links between poverty and child health. It brings together historical and current evidence, and considers the practical implications for health and social policy, outlining innovative approaches to future development.
Poverty and Child Health is vital reading for paediatricians and child health workers, doctors and health service managers, social service professionals, social scientists and everyone with an interest in shaping health and social policy.
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The extent of child poverty
Measuring child health
Historical evidence linking poverty
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19th century adult adverse areas associated Bangladesh behavioural causal debate Chapter child health inequalities child health outcomes child mortality child poverty childhood correlated cultural deprivation differences differentials disadvantage disease economic effects of poverty England and Wales ethnic minority evidence explanations Figure GNP per capita growth health inequalities health service access health services households housing increased Inequalities in Health infant mortality influence interventions less developed countries levels linked living London low birth weight maternal education measures Milton Keynes morbidity mortality rates mothers nutrition Oxford University Press Paediatrics parents percentage poor population poverty and child poverty lines pregnancy programme Public Health race reduce health inequalities relationship reported RGSC smoking social class social gradient Social Paediatrics social policy socio-economic status Source Spencer NJ Sri Lanka Sweden Table trends unemployment Unicef women