The social determinants of health: an empirical analysis of ethnic and spatial inequalities in health -PhD thesis-

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Natasha M. Crawford

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This thesis consists of three self-contained research articles that empirically examine the ethnic and spatial patterning of health outcomes in England today. Health is defined here as a multidimensional concept encompassing physical and mental health and wellbeing, in line with the Public Health White Paper ‘Healthy Lives, Healthy People’ (HM Government, 2010). Each chapter utilises data from Understanding Society, a nationally representative panel study, which provides detailed information about the social and economic situations of people living in the UK.


Geography, Demography, Ethnic Groups, Well Being, Health and Biology