HEALTH DISPARITIES OF AFRICAN-AMERICANS IN A LIFE COURSE PERSPECTIVE IN COMBINATION WITH INCARCERATION

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HEALTH DISPARITIES OF AFRICAN-AMERICANS IN A LIFE COURSE PERSPECTIVE IN COMBINATION WITH INCARCERATION

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Publication 2-year master student thesis
Title HEALTH DISPARITIES OF AFRICAN-AMERICANS IN A LIFE COURSE PERSPECTIVE IN COMBINATION WITH INCARCERATION
Author Lami, Anna Maria
Date 2018
English abstract
Poverty it is said to have harsh outcomes on one's antisocial or even delinquent behavior. Other factors as well lead an individual to antisocial behavior those are the environment that they are living, and their genes that have passed from one generation to the other one. Parents, poverty, environment, genes and social determinants affect one's involvement in a crime and also affect the health in distinct ways. The focus of this essay is on the African American population within the American society and the health disparities that exist in this situation. We try to understand and answer if these health disparities were created after their birth, or pre-existed and were carried through the generations. One of the main issues is the examination of how much is the prison or incarceration in charge for these health disparities, or how much did these disparities previously exist, out of other reasons. These issues are put on a life-course perspective, and there is shown how much these morbidities affect one's life from the beginning till incarceration. A certain policy implication is made to eliminate those disparities by improving maternal, child and family health status.
Publisher Malmö universitet/Hälsa och samhälle
Language eng (iso)
Subject crime
disparities
health outcome
incarceration
life-course perspective
social determinants
Handle http://hdl.handle.net/2043/25330 Permalink to this page
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