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dc.contributor.authorLi, Jianghongen_US
dc.contributor.authorMcmurray, Anneen_US
dc.contributor.authorStanley, Fionaen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T13:17:18Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T13:17:18Z
dc.date.issued2008en_US
dc.identifier.issn14461242en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.5172/hesr.451.17.1.64en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/38551
dc.description.abstractThe decline in indicators of human development linked to rising social inequalities, despite post-modern society's unprecedented economic prosperity, has been called 'modernity's paradox' (Keating and Hertzman 1999). Scholars of developmental health suggest that micro-level influences from the social, economic and psychological circumstances in early life may explain social inequalities across the lifespan. However, children's poor developmental and health outcomes are also a product of the wider contexts of their lives. This paper extends the human developmental framework by linking the proximal determinants of health and well-being with macro-level forces. It reviews recent changes in the political, economic and social environments in developed countries, to provide insights into the recent trends in poor outcomes in children and youth, which remain paradoxical given the expectations of economic prosperity and the advances in medical and other technologies. The paper concludes with policy and research recommendations to reduce social disparities in child outcomes.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_US
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publishereContent Management Pty Ltden_US
dc.publisher.placeAustraliaen_US
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_US
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom64en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto77en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue1en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalHealth Sociology Reviewen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume17en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchNursing not elsewhere classifieden_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode111099en_US
dc.titleModernity's paradox and the structural determinants of child health and well-beingen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.date.issued2015-04-10T00:53:08Z
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