Social conditions as fundamental causes of health inequalities: theory, evidence, and policy implications.

@article{Phelan2010SocialCA,
  title={Social conditions as fundamental causes of health inequalities: theory, evidence, and policy implications.},
  author={Jo C. Phelan and Bruce G Link and Parisa Tehranifar},
  journal={Journal of health and social behavior},
  year={2010},
  volume={51 Suppl},
  pages={S28-40}
}
Link and Phelan (1995) developed the theory of fundamental causes to explain why the association between socioeconomic status (SES) and mortality has persisted despite radical changes in the diseases and risk factors that are presumed to explain it. They proposed that the enduring association results because SES embodies an array of resources, such as money… CONTINUE READING