Social sources of disparities in health and health care: An introduction to the volume

Jennie Jacobs Kronenfeld

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Abstract

This chapter provides an introduction to volume 27, Research in the Sociology of Health Care, Social Sources of Disparities in Health and Health Care and Linkages to Policy, Population Concerns and Providers of Care. It introduces the topic of social sources of disparities in health and health care and discusses the approach to this issue in the United States based on federal government efforts as well as based on research by medical sociologists, political scientists, epidemiologists and researchers in health care more generally, such as those in public health. This chapter serves as an introduction to the volume also. 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
Volume27
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2009

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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