The handbook of inequality and socioeconomic position

Concepts and measures

Mary Shaw, Bruna Galobardes, Debbie A. Lawlor, John Lynch, Ben Wheeler, and George Davey Smith

The handbook of inequality and socioeconomic position
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Mary Shaw, Bruna Galobardes, Debbie A. Lawlor, John Lynch, Ben Wheeler, and George Davey Smith

Distributed for Policy Press at the University of Bristol

248 pages
Paper $35.00 ISBN: 9781861347664 Published June 2007 For sale in North and South America only
This Handbook is the definitive resource for anyone wishing to quickly look up and understand key concepts and measurements relating to socioeconomic position and inequalities. A range of key concepts is defined and measures of socioeconomic position and inequality described. Alphabetical listings, cross-referencing, graphs and worked examples, references to web and other sources of further information, all contribute to making the Handbook both engaging and accessible for a wide audience.For students, academics and others involved in social science research it answers questions such as 'What's the official government measure of poverty?', 'What factors make up the Townsend Index of Deprivation?', 'What is a gini coefficient?' and 'I have to write a report on tackling inequalities in my area - what are the key issues I should consider before I begin?'. For practitioners, policy makers, journalists and others who must read, understand and use research in fields as diverse as health, criminology, education, the environment, transport and housing it provides a one-stop, authoritative guide to making sense of and evaluating the significance of often complex methodologies.
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