- Fundamental causes of health disparities: stratification, the welfare state, and health in the United States and IcelandSigrun Olafsdottir
Department of Sociology, Boston University, MA 02115, USA
J Health Soc Behav 48:239-53. 2007..Welfare state intervention may be most successful in equalizing health outcomes by supporting families and by removing advantages traditionally accumulated by the wealthy in capitalist societies...
- Drawing the line: the cultural cartography of utilization recommendations for mental health problemsSigrun Olafsdottir
Department of Sociology, Boston University, 96 Cummington Street, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
J Health Soc Behav 50:228-44. 2009..e., counselors). These findings help to explain inconsistencies in previous utilization studies, and they suggest the critical importance of maintaining a dialogue between medical sociology and the sociology of culture...
- Constructing illness: how the public in eight Western nations respond to a clinical description of "schizophrenia"Sigrun Olafsdottir
Boston University, United States
Soc Sci Med 73:929-38. 2011....
- Rethinking theoretical approaches to stigma: a Framework Integrating Normative Influences on Stigma (FINIS)Bernice A Pescosolido
Department of Sociology, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47405 7000, USA
Soc Sci Med 67:431-40. 2008..We end by discussing the clear implications this framework holds for stigma reduction, even in the face of conflicting results...