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  1. An economic and sociological interpretation of social differences in health-related behaviour : An encounter as a guide to social epidemiology.

    Article - En anglais

    We argue that the group-centred analyses of social epidemiology should follow from theoretical considerations that take the situation of the individual as their natural starting point.

    In a tentative dialogue between economics and sociology, we develop a framework for the analysis of health-related behaviour.

    Such behaviour is modelled as a process of decision-making at the individual level.

    Within economics, we draw specifically on the demand-for-health literature and the new institutional economics.

    Within sociology, Bourdieu's habitus theory is presented in combination with a macro-structural approach where the focus is on the process of individualization.

    The relationship between these different approaches to health-related behaviour and their implications is discussed.

    We find that the encounter between different sciences provides valuable insights for future work in the socio-epidemiological tradition.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Comportement, Santé, Aspect économique, Aspect social, Sociologie, Motivation, Prise décision, Homme, Modèle théorique

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Behavior, Health, Economic aspect, Social aspect, Sociology, Motivation, Decision making, Human, Theoretical model

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 97-0056579

    Code Inist : 002B30A11. Création : 21/05/1997.