Role of socialization in explaining social inequalities in health.

  title={Role of socialization in explaining social inequalities in health.},
  author={Archana Singh‐Manoux and Michael Marmot},
  journal={Social science \& medicine},
  volume={60 9},

Cultural capital and social inequality in health

  • T. Abel
  • Sociology
    Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health
  • 2008
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