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Can the sociology of social problems help us to understand and manage 'lifestyle drift'?

Carey, Gemma; Malbon, Eleanor; Crammond, Bradley R; Pescud, Melanie; Baker, Phillip


Lifestyle drift is increasingly seen as a barrier to broad action on the social determinants of health. The term is currently used in the population health literature to describe how broad policy initiatives for tackling inequalities in health that start off with social determinants (upstream) approach drift downstream to largely individual lifestyle factors, as well as the general trend of investing a the individual level. Lifestyle drift occurs despite the on-going efforts of public health...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2016
Type: Journal article
Source: Health Promotion International
DOI: 10.1093/heapro/dav116


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