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Inequality and African-American HealthHow Racial Disparities Create Sickness$
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Shirley A. Hill

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9781447322818

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: May 2017

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781447322818.001.0001

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Children’s health

Children’s health

Chapter:
(p.135) Seven Children’s health
Source:
Inequality and African-American Health
Author(s):

Shirley A. Hill

Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447322818.003.0008

This chapter looks at parental efforts to provide health and sexual socialization to their children. The socialization efforts of parents are shaped by cultural and social class factors, as are the larger family patterns to affect children’s health. This chapter places the efforts of parents to socialize their children within the larger context of family life –e.g., single-parents, poverty, intergenerational households—as well as neighbourhood context.

Keywords:   children’s health, socialization, single-parents, family life, poverty, intergenerational households

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