Connecting Gender, Space and Place: Are There Gender Differences in the Relationships Between the Social Environment and Health-Related Behaviours?



A number of studies have begun to explore whether neighbourhood of residence has differential effects on the health of men and women. In this chapter we briefly review this literature firstly exploring studies on gender differences in perceptions of the neighbourhood. We then focus on two health behaviours (smoking cigarettes and drinking alcohol) in order to explore how relationships between gender, space and smoking and drinking vary across contexts and by scale.


Hazardous Drinking Alcohol Outlet Sexual Double Standard Public Drunkenness Perceive Neighbourhood Problem 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.MRC Social and Public Health Sciences UnitUniversity of GlasgowGlasgowUK
  2. 2.Institute for Applied Health Research, School of Health & Life Sciences, Buchanan HouseGlasgow Caledonian UniversityGlasgowUK

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