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Lecture 8 - Psycho-social

Lecture 8 - Psycho-social - PART II What are the causes of...

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PART II. What are the causes of social inequalities in health? Psycho-social model: It’s not just what you know, it’s who you know (and where you stand in the hierarchy relative to them).
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Psycho-Social Explanation Originally developed as a residual explanation Since then Marmot and Wilkinson’s “crusade” Individual (psychological and biological) reaction to social conditions Risk (or protective) factors Social support, social capital Work (and underwork): control and autonomy at work, work-family balance, balance between efforts and rewards
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