Stigma as a fundamental cause of population health inequalities.

@article{Hatzenbuehler2013StigmaAA,
  title={Stigma as a fundamental cause of population health inequalities.},
  author={Mark L. Hatzenbuehler and Jo C. Phelan and Bruce G. Link},
  journal={American journal of public health},
  year={2013},
  volume={103 5},
  pages={
          813-21
        }
}
Bodies of research pertaining to specific stigmatized statuses have typically developed in separate domains and have focused on single outcomes at 1 level of analysis, thereby obscuring the full significance of stigma as a fundamental driver of population health. Here we provide illustrative evidence on the health consequences of stigma and present a conceptual framework describing the psychological and structural pathways through which stigma influences health. Because of its pervasiveness… 

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