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Getting under the skin: children's health disparities as embodiment of social class

Kramer, Michael R., Schneider, Eric B., Kane, Jennifer B., Margerison-Zilko, Claire, Jones-Smith, Jessica, King, Katherine, Davis-Kean, Pamela and Grzywacz, Joseph G. (2017) Getting under the skin: children's health disparities as embodiment of social class. Population Research and Policy Review, 36 (5). pp. 671-697. ISSN 0167-5923

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Identification Number: 10.1007/s11113-017-9431-7

Abstract

Social class gradients in children’s health and development are ubiquitous across time and geography. The authors develop a conceptual framework relating three actions of class—material allocation, salient group identity, and inter-group conflict—to the reproduction of class-based disparities in child health. A core proposition is that the actions of class stratification create variation in children’s mesosystems and microsystems in distinct locations in the ecology of everyday life. Variation in mesosystems (e.g., health care, neighborhoods) and microsystems (e.g., family structure, housing) become manifest in a wide variety of specific experiences and environments that produce the behavioral and biological antecedents to health and disease among children. The framework is explored via a review of theoretical and empirical contributions from multiple disciplines and high-priority areas for future research are highlighted.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: https://link.springer.com/journal/11113
Additional Information: © 2017 Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
Divisions: Economic History
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
Sets: Departments > Economic History
Date Deposited: 10 Apr 2017 17:01
Last Modified: 20 May 2019 02:25
Projects: K01HD074726, K99/R00 HD075860, R01HD061010, K01HL128843, ES/L010267/1
Funders: Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute Of Child Health & Human Development of the National Institutes of Health, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute Of Child Health & Human Development of the National Institutes of Health, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute Of Child Health & Human Development of the National Institutes of Health, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, Economic and Social Research Council
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/73325

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