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Tim Blackman

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9781861346117

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781861346117.001.0001

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Policy and places

Policy and places

(p.1) One Policy and places
Placing health

Tim Blackman

Policy Press

This chapter examines the relationship between health inequality and places. It describes recent policy developments in England relevant to addressing health inequality, and discusses the relative contributions of health-care and non-health-care interventions. The chapter provides data on the effects of housing and neighbourhoods on health, and introduces the concept of a decent neighbourhood. It explains that geographical differences in health are patterned by processes that sort people between different types of place habitus.

Keywords:   health inequality, places, policy developments, England, housing, neighbourhoods, place habitus

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