Social factors leading to differences in health and health care: The influence of factors such as race/ethnicity, geography, and gender

Jennie Jacobs Kronenfeld

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This chapter provides an introduction to Volume 28, The Impact of Demographics on Health and Health Care: Race, Ethnicity and Other Social Factors. This chapter introduces the topic of demographic factors leading to differences and disparities in health and health care by reviewing more recent literature within sociology addressing social factors leading to differences in health and health. This chapter also serves as an introduction to the volume. As such, the chapter explains the organization of the volume and briefly comments on each of the chapters included in the volume.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3-17
Number of pages15
JournalResearch in the Sociology of Health Care
StatePublished - Dec 1 2010


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Nursing (miscellaneous)

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