Cultural capital and social inequality in health.

@article{Abel2008CulturalCA,
  title={Cultural capital and social inequality in health.},
  author={Thomas Abel},
  journal={Journal of epidemiology and community health},
  year={2008},
  volume={62 7},
  pages={e13}
}
  • Thomas Abel
  • Published 2008 in Journal of epidemiology and community health
Economic and social resources are known to contribute to the unequal distribution of health outcomes. Culture-related factors such as normative beliefs, knowledge and behaviours have also been shown to be associated with health status. The role and function of cultural resources in the unequal distribution of health is addressed. Drawing on the work of French Sociologist Pierre Bourdieu, the concept of cultural capital for its contribution to the current understanding of social inequalities in… CONTINUE READING