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Public Responses to Health Disparities: How Group Cues Influence Support for Government Intervention


  • Elizabeth Rigby
  • Joe Soss
  • Bridget C. Booske
  • Angela M. K. Rohan
  • Stephanie A. Robert


To examine whether public support for government intervention to address health disparities varies when disparities are framed in terms of different social groups. Copyright (c) 2009 by the Southwestern Social Science Association.

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  • Elizabeth Rigby & Joe Soss & Bridget C. Booske & Angela M. K. Rohan & Stephanie A. Robert, 2009. "Public Responses to Health Disparities: How Group Cues Influence Support for Government Intervention," Social Science Quarterly, Southwestern Social Science Association, vol. 90(5), pages 1321-1340.
  • Handle: RePEc:bla:socsci:v:90:y:2009:i:5:p:1321-1340

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    2. Blaxter, Mildred, 1997. "Whose fault is it? People's own conceptions of the reasons for health inequalities," Social Science & Medicine, Elsevier, vol. 44(6), pages 747-756, March.
    3. Alesina, Alberto & Di Tella, Rafael & MacCulloch, Robert, 2004. "Inequality and happiness: are Europeans and Americans different?," Journal of Public Economics, Elsevier, vol. 88(9-10), pages 2009-2042, August.
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    2. Gollust, Sarah E. & Eboh, Ijeoma & Barry, Colleen L., 2012. "Picturing obesity: Analyzing the social epidemiology of obesity conveyed through US news media images," Social Science & Medicine, Elsevier, vol. 74(10), pages 1544-1551.

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