Neighbourhood Structure and Health Promotion

Editors: Stock, Christiane, Ellaway, Anne (Eds.)

  • The only book on neigbourhood structure and health focusing on health behavior and lifestyle: physical activity, smoking
  • Provides examples from Europe in this area of research
  • Provides information on new and innovative methods and techniques to study and analyze neighborhood structure, including GIS, multilevel modeling
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It has long been theorized that people living in poor areas have more health problems than their more advantaged peers. More recently, science has been testing this hypothesis, concentrating on the impact of the built environment on well-being and its contribution to health inequities.

Neighbourhood Structure and Health Promotion offers sociology-based theory and evidence-based findings so readers may better understand the effects of place on health choices, behaviour, and outcomes. This international volume analyzes the complex relationships among neighbourhood conditions and characteristics, people's perceptions of where they live, and their everyday health lives, from eating habits and activity levels to smoking, drinking, and drug use. Chapters introduce innovative methods for measuring and monitoring links between place and health in terms of risks and resources, and employing objective and subjective data. Prospects for engaging neighbourhoods in prevention efforts, particularly involving young people, and policy implications for the future of health promotion and inequity reduction are discussed as well. Included in the coverage:

  • The spatiality of injustice: area effects on behaviour.
  • Qualitative and quantitative methods for assessing neighbourhood health resources.
  • The potential of GIS and GPS in the health sciences.
  • Green spaces and health: possibilities for research and policy.
  • School neighbourhoods and obesity prevention in youth.
  • Connecting gender, social environment, and health.

Neighbourhood Structure and Health Promotion advances the study of this increasingly critical topic, making it a valuable reference for researchers, practitioners, policy makers and advanced students in health, health promotion, social epidemiology, and urban planning.

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“Neighbourhood Structure and Health Promotion examines some of the cutting-edge research focusing on why health and place matters, how it is measured, and how lifestyle behaviors interact with place. … I would use this book in a graduate-level seminar on health and place. … This book provides an excellent starting point for understanding the current state of the science and how place affects our health.” (Jay Maddock, PsycCRITIQUES, Vol. 58 (39), 2013)

Table of contents (19 chapters)

  • Neighbourhood Structure and Health Promotion: An Introduction

    Stock, Christiane (et al.)

    Pages 1-7

  • Neighbourhood Context and Mortality: An Overview

    Meijer, Mathias

    Pages 11-37

  • Area Effects on Behaviour and Lifestyle: The Spatiality of Injustice

    Frohlich, Katherine L.

    Pages 39-59

  • Sociological Perspectives on Neighbourhood Context and Health

    Andersen, Pernille Tanggaard

    Pages 61-75

  • People and Place: The Interrelated Connections Between Interactions, Perceptions and Space

    Larsen, Eva Ladekjær

    Pages 77-90

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eBook $189.00
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $249.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4614-6671-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $249.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-4899-9754-8
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Neighbourhood Structure and Health Promotion
Editors
  • Christiane Stock
  • Anne Ellaway
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4614-6672-7
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4614-6672-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4614-6671-0
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4899-9754-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 367
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