Neighbourhood Structure and Health Promotion

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Connecting Gender, Space and Place: Are There Gender Differences in the Relationships Between the Social Environment and Health-Related Behaviours?

  • Anne EllawayAffiliated withMRC Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, University of Glasgow Email author 
  • , Carol EmslieAffiliated withInstitute for Applied Health Research, School of Health & Life Sciences, Buchanan House, Glasgow Caledonian University

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A number of studies have begun to explore whether neighbourhood of residence has differential effects on the health of men and women. In this chapter we briefly review this literature firstly exploring studies on gender differences in perceptions of the neighbourhood. We then focus on two health behaviours (smoking cigarettes and drinking alcohol) in order to explore how relationships between gender, space and smoking and drinking vary across contexts and by scale.