This work brings together a detailed examination of gender differences in the health needs of the UK population. Commonly held assumptions and key debates are explored such as: are older women more prone to illness than older men?; is being single bad for your health?; and are women still the madder sex?. The text provides the up-to-date empirical information regarding gendered health care consumption in the UK and the background knowledge necessary to assess health care needs.
BERNADETTE HAYES is Reader in Sociology at The Queen's University of Belfast. She is an expert in quantitative data analysis and her main areas of research interest include gender relations, religion and politics. - PAULINE PRIOR is Lecturer in Social Policy at The Queen's University of Belfast. She is an experienced researcher in mental health policy and the author of Gender and Mental Health. AE(00): Consultant Editor: JO CAMPLING