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Poor Health
Social Inequality before and after the Black Report

ISBN 9780714683102
Published November 1, 2002 by Routledge
244 Pages

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Book Description

The 1980 Black Report by Sir Douglas Black has kept health inequalities at the forefront of the public health agenda. This volume explores the history and development of studies and concern over health inequalities especially in relation to the 1980 report.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Inequalities and Health, Virginia Berridge; Part 1 Britain Before the Black Report; Chapter 1 The Dimensions of Inequality: Height and Weight Variation in Britain, 1700–2000, Roderick Floud; Chapter 2 Health, Class, Place and Politics: Social Capital and Collective Provision in Britain, Simon Szreter; Chapter 3 From Social Structure to Social Behaviour in Britain after the Second World War, Dorothy Porter; Chapter 4 Investigating Inequalities in Health before Black, Charles Webster; Part 2 The Black Report; Chapter 5 The Black Committee on Health Inequalities (1977–80): A Personal View of its Work, Stuart Blume; Chapter 6 The Origin of the Black Report: A Conversation with Richard Wilkinson, Virginia Berridge; Chapter 7 Dispelling the Myths of the Black Report: A Memoir, Patrick Jenkin; Chapter 8 The Black Report and The Health Divide, Virginia Berridge; Part 3 After the Black Report; Chapter 9 The ‘Second Black Report’? The Acheson Report as Another Opportunity to Tackle Health Inequalities, Mark Exworthy; Chapter 10 Before and after the Black Report: Four Fallacies, Sally Macintyre;

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Virginia Berridge London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, University of London. Stuart Blurne University of Amsterdam


'Poor Health is fascinating ... useful as popular history and as an embodiment of the idea that Labour cares and the Tories don't.' - Health Service Journal