What Works in Reducing Inequalities in Child Health

Second Edition

Helen Roberts

What Works in Reducing Inequalities in Child Health
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Helen Roberts

Distributed for Bristol University Press

184 pages | 6 3/4 x 9 1/2 | © 2012
Paper $39.95 ISBN: 9781847429964 Published June 2012 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $110.00 ISBN: 9781847429971 Published June 2012 For sale in North and South America only
This revised edition of Helen Roberts’ classic study of child health inequalities features new case studies, updated research references, and a new section on cost effectiveness—an important tool in an era of government spending cutbacks. Applying tools from a variety of disciplines and drawing on evidence from the UK and beyond, Roberts tests the effectiveness of public policy, community, and individual efforts to reduce health inequalities among children at different life stages—including infancy, early years, middle childhood, and adolescence—and to address the particular needs of disabled children.

A companion website, including resources for students and teachers, can be found at: http://www.policypress.co.uk/resources/roberts/
Figures and tables
Foreword by Professor Terence Stephenson

1. Introduction
2. What kinds of studies help us understand what works?
3. What works in early life? Infancy and the pre-school period
4. What works in childhood and adolescence?
5. What works in keeping children safe?
6. What works for vulnerable groups?
7. Tackling the causes of the causes

Appendix: Web and other resources
Review Quotes
Penny Hawe
“This superbly crafted book is essential reading for all those wishing to right some serious wrongs in our society. Roberts puts the evidence and the power in our hands.”--Penny Hawe, Population Health Intervention Research Centre at the University of Calgary
Elizabeth Waters, University of Melbourne, Australia

“This book is a compelling comprehensive read, providing context and solutions to child health inequalities based on evidence and rights, engendering hope for long term systemic changes and child health improvements.”

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