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Multilevel analyses of neighbourhood socioeconomic context and health outcomes: a critical review
  • K. Pickett, M. Pearl
  • Sociology, Medicine
  • Journal of epidemiology and community health
  • 1 February 2001
PURPOSE Interest in the effects of neighbourhood or local area social characteristics on health has increased in recent years, but to date the existing evidence has not been systematically reviewed.Expand
The Spirit Level: Why More Equal Societies Almost Always Do Better
Large inequalities of income in a society have often been regarded as divisive and corrosive, and it is common knowledge that in rich societies the poor have shorter lives and suffer more from almostExpand
The spirit level : why greater equality makes societies stronger
The strong version of Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett’s argument in The Spirit Level implies that President Obama’s fight to reform health care was pointless. Extending the availability of healthExpand
Income inequality and population health: a review and explanation of the evidence.
Whether or not the scale of a society's income inequality is a determinant of population health is still regarded as a controversial issue. We decided to review the evidence and see if we could findExpand
Income inequality and health: a causal review.
There is a very large literature examining income inequality in relation to health. Early reviews came to different interpretations of the evidence, though a large majority of studies reported thatExpand
Income Inequality and Social Dysfunction
Population health tends to be better in societies where income is more equally distributed. Recent evidence suggests that many other social problems, including mental illness, violence, imprisonment,Expand
Modelling and measuring sustainable wellbeing in connection with the UN Sustainable Development Goals
Abstract The UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) offer a detailed dashboard of goals, targets and indicators. In this paper we investigate alternative methods to relate the SDGs to overallExpand
Pregnancy weight gain: still controversial.
During the 20th century, recommendations for maternal weight gain in pregnancy were controversial, ranging from rigid restriction to encouragement of ample gain. In 1990, the Institute of MedicineExpand
A systematic review of the relationships between social capital and socioeconomic inequalities in health: a contribution to understanding the psychosocial pathway of health inequalities
IntroductionRecent research on health inequalities moves beyond illustrating the importance of psychosocial factors for health to a more in-depth study of the specific psychosocial pathways involved.Expand
The problems of relative deprivation: why some societies do better than others.
In this paper, we present evidence which suggests that key processes of social status differentiation, affecting health and numerous other social outcomes, take place at the societal level.Expand