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Historical data for health inequalities research: a research note.

Mallinson, Sara L. and Popay, Jennie M. and Elliott, Eva and Bennett, Sharon and Bostock, Lisa and Gatrell, Anthony C. and Thomas, Carol and Williams, Gareth (2003) Historical data for health inequalities research: a research note. Sociology, 37 (4). pp. 771-780. ISSN 1469-8684

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Abstract

In 1999–2000, a pilot study was conducted to assess the feasibility of using local historical archives and oral histories to map historical factors that may be important in understanding contemporary variations in health. Focusing on housing clearances in the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s, the pilot study drew on a wide range of materials (documentary and oral) to explore how changes to local housing impacted upon the local social and psychological landscape. This research note considers methodological issues relevant to the use of documentary and oral history resources and illustrates the value of the historical resources we identified. We suggest that, on the basis of this pilot research, future explorations of the link between places and inequalities in health should incorporate an historical analysis.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Sociology
Additional Information: RAE_import_type : Journal article RAE_uoa_type : Social Work and Social Policy & Administration
Uncontrolled Keywords: health inequalities • historical research methods • housing • social capital
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Departments: Faculty of Health and Medicine > Health Research
Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences > Applied Social Science
Faculty of Science and Technology > Lancaster Environment Centre
Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences
Faculty of Health and Medicine
ID Code: 3337
Deposited By: ep_importer
Deposited On: 19 Mar 2008 13:12
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 26 Mar 2013 16:35
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/3337

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