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A Life Course Perspective on Health Trajectories and Transitions

Editors: Burton-Jeangros, C., Cullati, S., Sacker, A., Blane, D. (Eds.)

  • This open access book examines health trajectories and health transitions at different stages of the life course  
  • Analyzes health as a dynamic experience
  • Addresses theoretical, empirical and methodological issues as well as examines different national contexts
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This open access book examines health trajectories and health transitions at different stages of the life course, including childhood, adulthood and later life. It provides findings that assess the role of biological and social transitions on health status over time.

The essays examine a wide range of health issues, including the consequences of military service on body mass index, childhood obesity and cardiovascular health, socio-economic inequalities in preventive health care use, depression and anxiety during the child rearing period, health trajectories and transitions in people with cystic fibrosis and oral health over the life course. 

The book addresses theoretical, empirical and methodological issues as well as examines different national contexts, which help to identify factors of vulnerability and potential resources that support resilience available for specific groups and/or populations.

Health reflects the ability of individuals to adapt to their social environment. This book analyzes health as a dynamic experience. It examines how different aspects of individual health unfold over time as a result of aging but also in relation to changing socioeconomic conditions. It also offers readers potential insights into public policies that affect the health status of a population.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Burton-Jeangros, Claudine (et al.)

    Pages 1-18

  • Trajectories and Transitions in Childhood and Adolescent Obesity

    Howe, Laura D. (et al.)

    Pages 19-37

  • Oral Health Over the Life Course

    Heilmann, Anja (et al.)

    Pages 39-59

  • A Life Course Perspective on Body Size and Cardio-metabolic Health

    Johnson, William (et al.)

    Pages 61-83

  • Health Trajectories in People with Cystic Fibrosis in the UK: Exploring the Effect of Social Deprivation

    Taylor-Robinson, David (et al.)

    Pages 85-110

Buy this book

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  • ISBN 978-3-319-20484-0
  • This book is an open access book, you can download it for free on link.springer.com
Hardcover 51,99 €
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Softcover 51,99 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-37244-0
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
A Life Course Perspective on Health Trajectories and Transitions
Editors
  • Claudine Burton-Jeangros
  • Stéphane Cullati
  • Amanda Sacker
  • David Blane
Series Title
Life Course Research and Social Policies
Series Volume
4
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and the Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-20484-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-20484-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-20483-3
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-37244-0
Series ISSN
2211-7776
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VI, 213
Number of Illustrations and Tables
39 b/w illustrations
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