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Understanding Health Inequalities
in Aotearoa New Zealand

Friday, 1 November 2013 12:22pm

Edited by Kevin Dew and Anna Matheson

Dew Matheson Health Inequalities cover imageThe book

Quick-fix solutions to health inequalities are unlikely to be found in complex modern societies. Class or socio-economic status, gender, ethnicity and physical location all play their part in determining our chances of maintaining good health and securing good health care. This book uses a variety of approaches from different disciplines to explore the issues in four sections: Ethnic and Socio-economic Inequalities in Health, Understanding Inequalities, Intervention Strategies, and Intervention Experiences.

'This edited book is a significant contribution to our knowledge about the social determinants of health inequalities and some of the strategies that have been designed to overcome them.' Kotuitui: New Zealand Journal of Social Sciences Online, 2009, Vol. 4: 155–57 (June 3, 2009)

The editors

KEVIN DEW is Associate Professor, Department of Public Health, University of Otago, Wellington. He is the author of Borderland Practices: Regulating Alternative Therapies in New Zealand (2003). With Peter Davis he has edited Health and Society in Aotearoa/New Zealand (2nd edn 2006) and with Allison Kirkman co-authored Sociology of Health in New Zealand (2002).

ANNA MATHESON is a PhD student in the Department of Public Health, University of Otago, Wellington.

Contributors

Bridget Robson, Sarah Hill, Chris Cunningham, Michael Belgrave, Tim McCreanor, Brian Easton, Susan St John, John Forman, Peter Crampton, Jon Foley, Julia Carr, Lee Tan, Philippa Howden-Chapman, Sarah Bierre, Louise Signal, Olivia James, Win Bennett, Eugene Ryder, Maude Governor, Kathy James, Maggie Simcox, Leanne Ormsby

Publication details

Paperback, 240 pages, ISBN 978 1 877372 59 9, $45
2008

Out of print