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Mapping the determinants of health inequalities in social space: can Bourdieu help us?

Gatrell, Anthony C. and Popay, Jennie and Thomas, Carol (2004) Mapping the determinants of health inequalities in social space: can Bourdieu help us? Health and Place, 10 (3). pp. 245-257. ISSN 1353-8292

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Abstract

Considerable research effort has been devoted to describing and explaining, at a variety of spatial scales, geographical inequalities in health outcomes within the developed world. Following Bourdieu, we argue that structures of the social world may be revealed in different kinds of �social� space. We outline the relational thinking that underlies these ideas. We then �map�, using correspondence analysis (on which Bourdieu himself drew), the structure of social space according to the differential availability of some forms of capital, across four study areas in north-west England. We use logistic regression analysis to explain variation in psychological morbidity (GHQ-score) and then portray the significant predictors of morbidity using multiple correspondence analysis. The area of residence of the survey respondents is used to associate them with particular locations in these social spaces.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Health and Place
Additional Information: Funded by ESRC under Health Variations Programme, grant number L12851020
Uncontrolled Keywords: health inequalities ; social space ; multiple correspondence analysis ; psychological morbidity
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > Lancaster Environment Centre
Faculty of Health and Medicine > Health Research
Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences
Faculty of Health and Medicine
Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences > Applied Social Science
ID Code: 460
Deposited By: Professor Tony Gatrell
Deposited On: 01 Mar 2007
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 17 Sep 2013 08:23
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/460

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