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A Gender Framework for Understanding Health Lifestyles

Citation

Mollborn, Stefanie; Lawrence, Elizabeth M.; & Hummer, Robert A. (2020). A Gender Framework for Understanding Health Lifestyles. Social Science & Medicine, 265, 113182.

Abstract

PURPOSE: A health lifestyles approach holds promise for understanding change in women's and men's health behaviors and reducing gendered health disparities. The emerging theoretical and empirical literature on health lifestyles (individuals' bundled health behaviors that are shaped by group-based identities and norms) helps elucidate complex disparities in health behaviors, but research is needed on how gender shapes the development of health lifestyles. This study proposed and assessed a dynamic multilevel framework for understanding health lifestyles that draws on insights from contemporary gender and life course scholarship.

URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.socscimed.2020.113182

Reference Type

Journal Article

Journal Title

Social Science & Medicine

Author(s)

Mollborn, Stefanie
Lawrence, Elizabeth M.
Hummer, Robert A.

Year Published

2020

Volume Number

265

Pages

113182

Reference ID

13125