Readership: Aimed primarily at advanced level undergraduate and postgraduate students and researchers in health policy, medical
geography, public health, epidemiology and occupational health, Work, Worklessness and the Political Economy of Health will also be of interest to those studying medical sociology, health management, and social policy as well as medical and health practitioners with an interest in the wider determinants of health.
Clare Bambra, Professor of Public Health Policy, Wolfson Research Institute, Durham University, UK
Clare Bambra's work is highly inter-disciplinary, applying theories and methods from the social sciences to epidemiology and public health. She studied political science at Birmingham and Manchester, before first moving into public health research at the Liverpool Medical School.
"The evidence base used is extremely comprehensive and varied. I initially worried that this would be a very 'dry' read but found the chapters easy to read and interesting. My copy is covered in asterisks and underlined paragraphs, and my counter-arguments are scribbled at the sides, so Clare Bambra definitely got me thinking. This book is of use to anyone who has an interest in work and health and definitely should be part of the reading list for specialty trainees in occupational health." - Occupational Medicine
2: Welfare state capitalism and health
3: Health hazards in the physical work environment
4: The psychosocial work environment and risks to health
5: Recession, unemployment, and health
6: Health-related worklessness
7: Work, health and welfare interventions
Watch Clare's inaugural lecture video Watch Clare's talk on Welfare States and Health Equity Policies