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Adler, N.E., Marmot, M., McEwen, B.S. & Stewart, J. (Eds.) (1999). Socioeconomic Status and Health in Industrial Nations: Social, Psychological and Biological Pathways. Ann NY Acad Sci. Vol # 896.


Table of contents:

Adler, N.E. & Stewart, J. Preface.

Part I. Overview

Marmot, M. Summary of section 1.

Adler, N.E., & Ostrove, J.M. Socioeconomic status and health: What we know and what we don’t.

Marmot, M.  Epidemiology of SES and health: Are determinants within countries the same as between countries?

McEwen, B. S. & Seeman, T. Protective and damaging effects of mediators of stress: Elaborating and testing the concepts of allostasis and allostatic load.

Wilkinson, R. G. Health, hierarchy and social anxiety.

Part II. Developmental Influences across the Life Span

Seeman, T. Summary of section 2.

Meaney, M. Stress, maternal care and brain development.

Hertzman, C. The biological embedding of early experience and its effects on health in adulthood.

Singer, B. & Ryff, C. Hierarchies of life histories and associated health risks.

Part III. Effects of the Social Environment

Kaplan, G. Summary of section 3: What is the role of the social environment in understanding inequalities in health?

Kawachi, I. Social capital and community effects on population and individual health.

Baum, A., Garofalo, J. P. & Yali, A.M. Socioeconomic status and chronic stress: Does stress account for SES effects on health?

Kaplan, J.R. & Manuck, S.B. Status, stress, and atherosclerosis: The role of environment and individual behavior.

Lundberg, U. Stress responses in low status jobs and their relationship to health risks: musculoskeletal disorders.

Williams, D.R. Race, SES, and health: The added effects of racism and discrimination.

Part IV. Psychobiological and Psychosocial Pathways and Mechanisms to Disease

Cullen, M. Summary of section 4.

Winkleby, M.A., Cubbin, C., Ahn, D.K. & Kraemer, H.C. Pathways by which SES and ethnicity influence cardiovascular disease risk factors.

Taylor, S.E. & Seeman, T. E. Psychosocial resources and the SES-Health relationship.

Gallo, L.C. & Matthews, K. A. Do negative emotions mediate the association between socioeconomic status and health?

Cohen, S. Social status and susceptibility to respiratory infections.

Van Cauter, E. & Spiegel, K. Sleep as a mediator of the relationship between socioeconomic status and health: A hypothesis.

Pickering, T. Cardiovascular pathways: SES and stress effects on hypertension and cardiovascular function.

Part V. Aspects of Policy Implications for Health and Research

Newman, K. Summary of section 5.

Tarlov, A.R. Public policy frameworks for improving population health.

Lee, P.R. SES and health: Policy implications in research, public health and medical care.

Anderson, N.B. Solving the puzzle of SES and health: The need for interdisciplinary, multilevel research.

Part VI. Poster Papers

Chandola, T. & Jenkinson, C. Social class differences in morbidity using the new U.K. national statistics socio-economic classification: Do class differences in employment relations explain class differences in health?

Clark, R., Tyroler, H. A., & Heiss, G. Orthostatic blood pressure responses as a function of ethnicity and socioeconomic status: The ARIC Study.

DeGarmo, D. S. & Capaldi, D. M. Social class as a moderator of income effects on stress and health outcomes across nine years.

Drury, T. F., Garcia, I., & Adesanya, M. Socioeconomic disparities in adult oral health in the United States.

Ellison, G. T. H. Income inequality, social trust, and self-reported health status in high-income countries.

Hobdell, M. H., Lalloo, R., & Myburgh, N. G. The human development index and per capita gross national product as predictors of dental caries prevalence in industrialized and industrializing countries.

Kahn, H. S., Patel, A. V., Jacobs, E. J., Calle, E. E., Kennedy, B. P., & Kawachi, I. Pathways between area-level income inequality and increased mortality in U. S. men.

Ostrove, J. & Feldman, P. Education, income, wealth, and health among whites and African Americans.

Ross, N. A. & Wolfson, M. C. Income inequality and mortality in Canada and the United States: An analysis of provinces/states.

Shinberg, D. S. For richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health: Socioeconomic status and health among married couples.

Starfield, B. & Shi, L. Determinants of health: Testing of a conceptual model.

Waitzman, N. J., Smith, K. R. & Stroup, A. The direct and indirect effects of metropolitan area inequality on mortality: A hierarchical analysis.

Yen, I. H., & Moss, N. Unbundling education: A critical discussion of what education confers and how it lowers risk for disease and death.

Call, K. T. & Nonnemaker, J. Socioeconomic disparities in adolescent health: Contributing factors.

DiPietro, J. A., Costigan, K. A., Hilton, S. C. & Pressman, E. K. Effects of socioeconomic status and psychosocial stress on the development of the fetus.

Fuhrer, R., Head, J., & Marmot, M. G. Social position, age, and memory performance in the Whitehall II study.

Goldstein, L. H., Trancik, A., Bensadoun, J., Boyce, W. T., & Adler, N. E. Social dominance and cardiovascular reactivity in preschoolers: Associations with SES and health.

Harley, C. & Mortimer, J. T. Markers of transition to adulthood, socioeconomic status of origin, and trajectories of health.

Himes, C. L. Racial differences in education, obesity, and health in later life.

Lauderdale, D. S. & Cagney, K. A. Limitations to the use of education as an SES indicator in studies of the elderly: Confounding by cognition.

Linver, M. R., Brooks-Gunn, J., & Kohen, D. Parenting behavior and emotional health as mediators of family poverty effects upon young low-birthweight children’s cognitive ability.

Naclerio, A. L., Gardner, J. W., & Pollack, M. M. Socioeconomic factors and emergency pediatric ICU admissions.

Parker, M. G., Ahacic, K., Thorslund, M., & Lundberg, O. Socioeconomic status and health among elderly people in Sweden.

Pressley, J. C. A multivariate model of functional decline in the elderly: The differential influence of income versus education.

Antonucci, T. C., Ajrouch, K. J., & Janevic, M. Socioeconomic status, social support, age, and health.

Burdine, J. N., Felix, M. R. J., Wallerstein, N., Abel, A. L., Wiltraut, C. J., Musselman, Y. J. , & Stidley, C. Measurement of social capital.

Collins, C. A. Racism and health: Segregation and causes of death amenable to medical intervention in major U. S. cities.

Dunn, J. R. & Hayes, M. V. Identifying social pathways for health inequalities: The role of housing.

Genexi, E. M., Howe, G. W., & Caplan, R. D. Transitions into poverty following job loss and the depression-reemployment relationship.

Mulatu, M. S. & Schooler, C. Longitudinal effects of occupational, psychological, and social background characteristics on health of older workers.

Muntaner, C, Oates, G., & Lynch, J. Social class and social cohesion: A content validity analysis using a nonrecursive structural equation model.

Landsbergis, P. A., Schnall, P. L., Warren, K., Pickering, T. G., & Schwartz, J. E. The effect of job strain on ambulatory blood pressure in men: Does it vary by socioeconomic status?

Chen, E. & Matthews, K. A. Socioeconomic differences in social information processing and cardiovascular reactivity.

Daniel, M., O’Dea, K., Rowley, K. G., McDermott, R., & Kelly, S. Social environmental stress in indigenous populations: Potential biopsychosocial mechanisms.

Epel, E., Adler, N., Ickovics, J., & McEwen, B. Social status, anabolic activity, and fat distribution.

Hall, M., Bromberger, J., & Matthews, K. Socioeconomic status as a correlate of sleep in African-American and Caucasian women.

Sickel, A. E., Moore, P. J., Adler, N. E., Williams, D. R., & Jackson, J. S. The differential effects of sleep quality and quantity on the relationship between SES and health.

Treiber, F., Harshfield, G., Davis, H., Kapuku, G., & Moore, D. Stress responsivity and body fatness: Links between socioeconomic status and cardiovascular risk factors in youth.

Hawkins, M., DiPietro, J. A., & Costigan, K. A. Social class differences in maternal stress appraisal during pregnancy.

Han, B., Small, B. J., & Haley, W. E. The effects of race, gender, and education on the structure of self-rated health among community-dwelling older adults.

Haukkala, A. Socioeconomic differences in measures of hostility.

Huntington, N. L., Krall, E. A., Garcia, R. I., & Spiro III, A. SES and oral health status in an elderly population.

Malkin, A. R., Milgraum, M., Boyle, S., Townsend, S., & Siegman, A. W. Hostility, coronary heart disease, and ischemia: The role of socioeconomic status.

Meara, E. Education, infant health, and cigarette smoking.

Norris, J. C., van der Laan, M., & Block, G. Morbidity and health-National Health Interview Survey, 1987: In generalized additive models.

Robert, S. A. Neighborhood socioeconomic context and adult health: The mediating role of individual health behaviors and psychosocial factors.

Sellers, S. L. & Neighbors, H. W. Goal-striving stress, social economic status, and the mental health of black Americans.

Sionean, C. & Zimmerman, R. S. Moderating and mediating effects of socioeconomic status, perceived peer condom use, and condom negotiation on sexual risk behavior among African-American and White adolescent females.

Storck, L. E. Dissociative disruptions-psychological (psychosocial) pathways uncovered in the healing process.

Wray, L. A. & Lynch, J. W. Does cognitive functioning meditate the well-documented link between education and functional disability in middle-aged adults?

Young, F. W. Socioeconomic status and health: A new explanation.

Anderson, L., Fullilove, M., Scrimshaw, S., Fielding, J., Normand, J., Zaza, S., Wright-DeAguero, L., & Higgins, D. A framework for evidence-based reviews of interventions for supportive social environments.

Bezruchka, S. Social ordering in developing countries: Does hierarchy have the same effect as in post-industrial nations? A look at Nepal.

Frick, K. D. & Simonsick, E. M. SES, Medicare coverage, and flu shot utilization among vulnerable women in the women’s health and aging study.

Gornick, M. E. The association of race/socioeconomic status and use of Medicare services: A little-known failure in access to care.


Brunner, E. J. & Marmot, M. G. (1999). Social organization, stress, and health. In M. G. Marmot & R. G. Wilkinson (Eds.) Social determinants of health. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 17-43.

Brunner, E. J., Shipley, M. J., Blane, D., Davey Smith, G. & Marmot, M. G. (1999). When does cardiovascular risk start? Past and present socioeconomic circumstances and risk factors in adulthood. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 53(12), 757-764.

Cohen, S., Doyle, W. J. & Skoner, D. P. (1999). Psychological stress, cytokine production, and severity of upper respiratory illness. Psychosomatic Medicine, 61, 175-180.

Cohen, S., Kaplan, G. A., & Salonen, J. T. (1999). The role of psychological characteristics in the relation between socioeconomic status and perceived health. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 29(3), 445-468.

Collins, C. & Williams, D. R. (1999). Segregation and mortality: The deadly effects of racism?” Sociological Forum, 14(3), 493-521.

Epel, E. A., Moyer, A. E., Martin, C. D., Macary, S., Cummings, N., Rodin, J. & Rebuffe-Scrive, M. (1999). Stress-induced cortisol, mood, and fat distribution in men. Obesity Research, 7(1), 9-15.

Ferrie, J. E. (1999). Health consequences of job insecurity. In Ferrie, J. E., Marmot, M. G., Griffiths, J., & Ziglio, E. (Eds.) Labour market changes and job insecurity: a challenge for social welfare and health promotion. Copenhagen: WHO Regional Publications, European series no. 81, 59-100.

Fuhrer, R., Stansfeld, S. A., Chemali, J., & Shipley, M. J. (1999). Gender, social relations and mental health: prospective findings from an occupational cohort (Whitehall II Study). Social Science and Medicine, 48(1), 77-87.

Fuhrer, R., Head, J., & Marmot, M. G. (1999). Social position, age and memory performance in the Whitehall II study. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 896, 359-362.

Greendale, G., Unger, J. B., Rowe, J. W., & Seeman, T. E. (1999). The relationship between cortisol and fractures in health elderly: The MacArthur Studies of Successful Aging. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 47, 799-803.

Gruenewald, T. K., Taylor, S. E., Klein, L. C. & Seeman, T. E. (1999). Gender disparities in acute stress research. Proceedings of the Society of Behavioral Medicine’s 20th Annual Meeting: Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 21 (Suppl.) ( Abstract.)

Gump, B. B., & Matthews, K. A. (1999). Do background stressors influence reactivity to and recovery from acute stressor? Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 29(3), 469-494.

Gump, B. B., Matthews, K. A., & Raikkonen, K. (1999). Modeling relationships among socioeconomic status, hostility, cardiovascular reactivity, and left ventricular mass in African American and white children. Health Psychology, 18(2), 140-150.

Hemingway, H., Shipley, M., Stansfeld, S. A., Shannon, H., Frank, J., Brunner, E., & Marmot, M. G. (1999). Are risk factors for atherothrombotic disease associated with back pain sickness absence? The Whitehall II study. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 53, 197-203.

Hemingway, H. & Marmot, M. (1999). Psychosocial factors in the aetiology and prognosis of coronary heart disease: systematic review of prospective cohort studies. British Medical Journal, 318(7196), 1460-1467.

Kubzansky, L. D., Kawachi, I. & Sparrow, D. (1999). Socioeconomic status, hostility, and risk factor clustering in the Normative Aging Study. Any help from the concept of allostatic load? Annal Behav Med; 21(4), 330-338.

Marmot, M. (1999). Epidemiology of socioeconomic status and health: are determinants within countries the same as between countries? Annals of the New York Academy of Science,  896, 16-29.

Marmot, M., Siegrist, J., Theorell, T., & Feeney, A. (1999). Health and the psychosocial environment at work. In M. G. Marmot & R. G. Wilkinson (Eds.) Social Determinants of Health. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 105-131.

Marmot, M.G. (1999). The importance of psychosocial factors in the workplace to the development of disease. In M.G. Marmot & R.G. Wilkinson (Eds.) Social Determinants of Health. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Marmot, M. G. (1999). Importance of the psychosocial environment in epidemiologic studies. Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment, and Health, 25(4S), 49-53.

Marmot, M. (1999). Multi-Level approaches to understanding social determinants. In L. Berkman & I. Kawachi (Eds.) Social Epidemiology. New York: Oxford University Press.

Marmot, M. G. &  Wilkinson, R. G. (1999). Social Determinants of Health. M. G. Marmot & R. G.  Wilkinson (Eds). Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Martikainen, P. & Marmot, M. (1999). Socioeconomic differences in weight gain, determinants and consequences for coronary risk factors. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 69(4), 719-726.

Martikainen, P., Stansfeld, S., Hemingway, H. and Marmot, M. G. (1999). Determinants of socioeconomic differences in change in SF-36 physical and mental functioning: The Whitehall II study. Social Science & Medicine, 49, 499-507.

Matthews, K.A., Cauley, J., Yaffe, K. & Zmuda, J.M. (1999). Estrogen replacement therapy and cognitive decline in elderly community women. Journal of American Geriatrics, 47(5), 518-523.

Mendes de Leon, C. F., Glass, T. A., Beckett, L. A., Seeman, T. E., Evans, D. A., & Berkman, L. F. (1999). Social networks and disability transitions across eight intervals of yearly data in the New Haven EPESE. Journal of Gerontology: Social Sciences, 54A, S162-S172.

Newman, K. (1999). Ain’t no shame in my game: The cultural values of the working poor in Harlem. In M. Lamont & C. Ellis (Eds.) Cultural Sociology of Race and Ethnicity.

Newman, K. (1999). Falling from Grace: Downward Mobility in the Age of Affluence. Berkeley: University of California Press [2nd Edition.]

Newman, K. (1999). No Shame in my Game: The Working Poor in the Inner City. New York: Knopf / Russell Sage Foundation.

Nicholson, A. C., White, I. R., Macfarlane, P. W., Brunner, E. J. & Marmot, M. G. (1999). Rose questionnaire angina in younger men and women: Gender differences in the relationship to cardiovascular risk factors and other reported symptoms. Journal of Clinical Epidemiology, 52, 337-346.

Ostrove, J. M., Feldman, P. & Adler, N. E. (1999). Relations among socioeconomic status indicators and health for african americans and whites. Journal of Health Psychology, 4(4), 451-463.

Räikkönen, K., Matthews, K. A., & Kuller, L. H. (1999). Anthropometric and psychosocial determinants of visceral obesity in healthy postmenopausal women. International Journal of Obesity, 23, 775-782.

Räikkönen, K., Matthews, K. A., Kuller, L. H., Reiber, C., & Bunker, C. H. (1999). Anger, hostility, and visceral adipose tissue in healthy postmenopausal women. Metabolism: Clinical and Experimental, 48, 1146-1151.

Seeman, T. E., Unger, J., McAvay, G., Mendes de Leon, C. F. (1999). The role of self-efficacy beliefs in perceptions of functional disability: MacArthur Studies of Successful Aging. Journal of Gerontology: Psychological Sciences, 54A, P214-P222.

Shmueli A. & Cullen MR (1999). Birth weight, maternal age and education: New observations from Connecticut and Virginia. The Yale Journal of Biology and Medicine, 72(4), 245-258.

Stansfeld, S., Head, J., & Ferrie, J. (1999). Short-term disability, sickness absence, and social gradients in the Whitehall II study. International Journal of Law and Psychiatry, 22(5), 425-439.

Stansfeld, S. A . (1999). Social support and social cohesion. In M. G. Marmot & R. G. Wilkinson (Eds.) Social Determinants of Health. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 155-178.

Stansfeld, S. A., Fuhrer, R., Shipley, M. J., & Marmot, M. G. (1999). Work characteristics predict psychiatric disorder: prospective results from the Whitehall II study. Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 56(5), 302-307.

Taylor, S. E. (1999). The lifelong legacy of childhood abuse. American Journal of Medicine, 107(4), 399-400 (Editorial).

Taylor, S. E. & Seeman, T. E. (1999). Psychosocial resources and the SES-health relationship. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 896, 210-225.

Unger, J., McAvay, G., Bruce, M., Berkman, L. F., & Seeman, T. E. (1999). Variation in the impact of social network characteristics on physical functioning in elderly persons: MacArthur Studies of Successful Aging. Journal of Gerontology and Social Science, 54B, S245-252.

Whitty, C. J. M., Brunner, E., J., Shipley, M. J., Hemingway, H., & Marmot, M. G. (1999). Differences in biological risk factors for cardiovascular disease between three ethnic groups in the Whitehall II study. Atherosclerosis, 142(2), 279-286.

Williams, D. R. (1999). Race, socioeconomic status, and health: The added effects of racism and discrimination. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 896, 173-188.

Williams, D. R., & Harris-Reid, M. (1999). Race and mental health: Emerging patterns and promising approaches. In: A. Horwitz, and T.L. Scheid (Eds.) A Handbook for the Study of Mental Health. New York: Cambridge University Press; 295-314.

Williams, D. R., Spencer, M. S., & Jackson, J. S. (1999). Race, stress and physical health: The role of group identity. In R. J. Contrada & R. D. Ashmore (Eds.) Self, Social Identity, and Physical Health. New York: Oxford University Press; 71-100.

Yu, Y. & Williams, D. R. (1999). Socioeconomic status and mental health. In J. Phelan & C. Aneshensel (Eds.), Handbook of the Sociology of Mental Health. Plenum.

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