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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi
  2. Claudine Burton-Jeangros, Stéphane Cullati, Amanda Sacker, David Blane
    Pages 1-18 Open Access
  3. Laura D. Howe, Riz Firestone, Kate Tilling, Debbie A. Lawlor
    Pages 19-37 Open Access
  4. Anja Heilmann, Georgios Tsakos, Richard G. Watt
    Pages 39-59 Open Access
  5. William Johnson, Diana Kuh, Rebecca Hardy
    Pages 61-83 Open Access
  6. David Taylor-Robinson, Peter Diggle, Rosalind Smyth, Margaret Whitehead
    Pages 85-110 Open Access
  7. Paolo Ghisletta, Olivier Renaud, Nadège Jacot, Delphine Courvoisier
    Pages 155-178 Open Access

About this book

Introduction

This open access book examines health trajectories and health transitions at different stages of the life course, including childhood, adulthood and later life. It provides findings that assess the role of biological and social transitions on health status over time.

The essays examine a wide range of health issues, including the consequences of military service on body mass index, childhood obesity and cardiovascular health, socio-economic inequalities in preventive health care use, depression and anxiety during the child rearing period, health trajectories and transitions in people with cystic fibrosis, and oral health over the life course. 

The book addresses theoretical, empirical and methodological issues as well as examines different national contexts, which help to identify factors of vulnerability and potential resources that support resilience available for specific groups and/or populations.

Health reflects the ability of individuals to adapt to their social environment. This book analyzes health as a dynamic experience. It examines how different aspects of individual health unfold over time as a result of aging but also in relation to changing socioeconomic conditions. It also offers readers potential insights into public policies that affect the health status of a population.

Keywords

Cardiovascular health Changing socioeconomic conditions Childhood obesity Childhood, adulthood and later life Health trajectories and health transitions Socio-economic inequalities in preventive health care use

Editors and affiliations

  • Claudine Burton-Jeangros
    • 1
  • Stéphane Cullati
    • 2
  • Amanda Sacker
    • 3
  • David Blane
    • 4
  1. 1.Swiss National Center of Competence for Research LIVES – Overcoming Vulnerability: Life Course PerspectivesUniversity of GenevaGenevaSwitzerland
  2. 2.Swiss National Center of Competence for Research LIVES – Overcoming Vulnerability: Life Course PerspectivesUniveristy of GenevaGenevaSwitzerland
  3. 3.ESRC International Centre for Life Course Studies in Society and Health (ICLS)University College LondonLondonUnited Kingdom
  4. 4.ESRC International Centre for Life Course Studies in Society and Health (ICLS)University College LondonLondonUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-20484-0
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) and the Author(s) 2015
  • License CC BY-NC
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Humanities, Social Sciences and Law
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-20483-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-20484-0
  • Series Print ISSN 2211-7776
  • Series Online ISSN 2211-7784
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