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House, James S. 1944-

Overview
Works: 36 works in 110 publications in 1 language and 3,887 library holdings
Genres: History  Longitudinal studies  Statistics‚Ä°vMedical  Conference papers and proceedings  Academic theses 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by James S House
A telescope on society : survey research and social science at the University of Michigan and beyond by James S House( )

16 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 1,566 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Annotation Maps the development of social science in the twentieth century through the instrument of survey research
Making Americans healthier : social and economic policy as health policy by Robert F Schoeni( )

3 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 728 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The United States spends billions of dollars annually on social and economic policies aimed at improving the lives of its citizens, but the health consequences associated with these policies are rarely considered. In Making Americans Healthier, a group of multidisciplinary experts shows how social and economic policies seemingly unrelated to medical well-being have dramatic consequences for the health of the American people." -- BOOK PUBLISHER WEBSITE
Work stress and social support by James S House( Book )

10 editions published between 1980 and 1983 in English and held by 423 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aging, health behaviors, and health outcomes by K. Warner Schaie( Book )

11 editions published between 1992 and 2016 in English and held by 359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume is the fourth in a series designed to facilitate inter-disciplinary communication between scientists concerned with the description of societal phenomena and those investigating adult development. As such, it contains a compilation of papers presented at an annual conference held at the Pennsylvania State University. These essays by sociologists and epidemiologists deal with the impact of disease and health outcomes with advancing age and are critiqued by members of related disciplines. In addition, there are overviews as well as specific discussions about the impact of cancer, dep
Beyond Obamacare : life, death, and social policy by James S House( Book )

4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Health care spending in the United States today is approaching 20 percent of GDP, yet levels of U.S. population health have been declining for decades relative to other wealthy and even some developing nations. How is it possible that the United States, which spends more than any other nation on health care and insurance, now has a population markedly less healthy than those of many other nations? Sociologist and public health expert James S. House analyzes this paradoxical crisis, offering surprising new explanations for how and why the United States has fallen into this trap. In Beyond Obamacare, House shows that health care reforms, including the Affordable Care Act, cannot resolve this crisis because they do not focus on the underlying causes for the nation's poor health outcomes, which are largely social, economic, environmental, psychological, and behavioral. House demonstrates that the problems of our broken health care and insurance system are interconnected with our large and growing social disparities in education, income, and other conditions of life and work, and calls for a complete reorientation of how we think about health. He concludes that we need to move away from our misguided and almost exclusive focus on biomedical determinants of health, and to place more emphasis on addressing social, economic, and other inequalities. House's review of the evidence suggests that the landmark Affordable Care Act of 2010, and even universal access to health care, are likely to yield only marginal improvements in population health or in reducing health care expenditures. In order to rein in spending and improve population health, we need to refocus health policy from the supply side -- which makes more and presumably better health care available to more citizens -- to the demand side -- which would improve population health though means other than health care and insurance, thereby reducing need and spending for health care. House shows how policies that provide expanded educational opportunities, more and better jobs and income, reduced racial-ethnic discrimination and segregation, and improved neighborhood quality enhance population health and quality of life as well as help curb health spending. He recommends redirecting funds from inefficient supply-side health care measures toward broader social initiatives focused on education, income support, civil rights, housing and neighborhoods, and other reforms, which can be paid for from savings in expenditures for health care and insurance. A provocative reconceptualization of health in America, Beyond Obamacare looks past partisan debates to show how cost-efficient and effective health policies begin with more comprehensive social policy reforms."--Publisher's description
Sociological perspectives on social psychology( Book )

8 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Occupational stress and the mental and physical health of factory workers by James S House( Book )

8 editions published between 1980 and 1996 in English and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chicago community adult health study, 2001-2003( )

4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

he Chicago Community Adult Health Study (CCAHS) consists of four interrelated components that were conducted simultaneously: (1) a survey of adult health on a probability sample of 3,105 Chicago adults, including direct physical measurements of their blood pressure and heart rate and of height, weight, waist and hip circumference, and leg length; (2) a biomedical supplement which collected blood and/or saliva samples on a subset of 661 survey respondents; (3) a community survey in which individuals described aspects of the social environment of all survey respondents' neighborhoods; and (4) a systematic social observation (SSO) of the blocks in which potential survey respondents resided, including a lost letter drop (Milgram et al. 1965) as an unobtrusive measure of neighborhood social capital/sense of responsibility to help others. The latter two extend a community survey and SSO of neighborhoods carried out by the Project on Human Development in Chicago Neighborhoods (PHDCN) in 1995. The adult health survey and the community survey were conducted jointly through face-to-face interviews with a stratified, multistage probability sample of 3,105 individuals aged 18 and over and living in the city of Chicago, with a response rate of 72 percent that is about the highest currently attainable in large urban areas. In addition, blood pressure, heart rate, and physical measurements (of height, weight, waist and hips, and leg length) were collected during the survey interview, and blood and saliva samples from 661 respondents or 60 percent of those doing the survey in the 80 "focal" neighborhood clusters (NC). SSOs were conducted on 1,663 of the 1,672 city blocks on which each respondent lived. The CCAHS is the largest of five projects under the NIH-funded Michigan Interdisciplinary Center on Social Inequalities, Mind and Body Mind
Americans' Changing Lives : Waves I, II, III, and IV, 1986, 1989, 1994, and 2002( )

2 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Americans' Changing Lives (ACL) survey series is an ongoing nationally representative longitudinal study focusing especially on differences between Black and White Americans in middle and late life. These data constitute the first, second, third, fourth, and fifth waves in a panel survey covering a wide range of sociological, psychological, mental, and physical health items. Wave I of the study began in 1986 with a nation face-to-face survey of 3,617 adults ages 25 and up, with Black Americans and people aged 60 and over over-sampled at twice the rate of the others. Wave II constitutes face-to-face re-interviews in 1989 of those still alive. Survivors have been re-interviewed by telephone, and when necessary face-to-face, in 1994, 2001/02, and 2011, making up Waves III, IV, and V of the data. ACL was designed and sought out to investigate the following: (1) the ways in which a wide range of activities and social relationships that people engage in are broadly "productive," (2) how individuals adapt to acute life events and chronic stresses that threaten the maintenance of health, effective functioning, and productive activity, and (3) sociocultural variations in the nature, meaning, determinants, and consequences of productive activity and relationships. Among the topics covered are interpersonal relationships (spouse/partner, children, parents, friends), sources and levels of satisfaction, social interactions and leisure activities, traumatic life events (physical assault, serious illness, divorce, death of a loved one, financial or legal problems), perceptions of retirement, health behaviors (smoking, alcohol consumption, overweight, rest), and utilization of health care services (doctor visits, hospitalization, nursing home institutionalization, bed days). Also included are measures of physical health, psychological well-being, and indices referring to cognitive functioning. Demographic information provided for individuals includes household composition, number of children and grandchildren, employment status, occupation and work history, income, family financial situation, religious beliefs and practices, ethnicity, race, education, sex, and region of residence. Cf.: http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR04690.v7
American's changing lives : wave I, 1986 by James S House( Book )

3 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This study is part of a larger research program designed to investigate (1) the ways in which a wide range of activities and social relationships that people engage in are broadly ''productive, '' (2) how individuals adapt to acute life events and chronic stresses that threaten the maintenance of health, effective functioning, and productive activity, and (3) sociocultural variations in the nature, meaning, determinants, and consequences of productive activity and relationships. Focusing especially on differences between black and white Americans in middle and late life, these data constitute the first wave in a national longitudinal panel survey covering a wide range of sociological, psychological, mental, and physical health items. Among the topics covered are interpersonal relationships (spouse/partner, children, parents, friends), sources and levels of satisfaction, social interactions and leisure activities, traumatic life events (physical assault, serious illness, divorce, death of a loved one, financial or legal problems), perceptions of retirement, health behaviors (smoking, alcohol consumption, overweight, rest), and utilization of health care (doctor visits, hospitalization, nursing home institutionalization, bed days). Also included are measures of physical health, psychological well-being, and indices referring to cognitive functioning. Background information provided for individuals includes household composition, number of children and grandchildren, employment status, occupation and work history, income, family financial situation, religious beliefs and practices, ethnicity, race, education, sex, and region of residence ... Cf.: http://webapp.icpsr.umich.edu/cocoon/ICPSR-STUDY/09267.xml
Work stress and social support by James S House( Book )

1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Americans' changing lives by James S House( )

6 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This study is part of a larger research program designed to investigate (1) the ways in which a wide range of activities and social relationships are "productive," (2) how individuals adapt to life events and chronic stresses, and (3) sociocultural variations in activity and relationships. Focusing especially on differences between black and white Americans in middle and late life, these data constitute the first wave, covering a wide range of sociological, psychological, mental, and physical health items
The relationship of intrinsic and extrinsic work motivations to occupational stress and coronary heart disease risk by James S House( Book )

4 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The social determinants of health( Book )

4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Americans' changing lives : waves I and II, 1986 and 1989 by James S House( Book )

2 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This study is part of a larger research program designed to investigate (1) the ways in which a wide range of activities and social relationships that people engage in are broadly ''productive, '' (2) how individuals adapt to acute life events and chronic stresses that threaten the maintenance of health, effective functioning, and productive activity, and (3) sociocultural variations in the nature, meaning, determinants, and consequences of productive activity and relationships. Focusing especially on differences between Black and white Americans in middle and late life, these data constitute both the first and second waves in a national longitudinal panel survey covering a wide range of sociological, psychological, mental, and physical health items. Among the topics covered are interpersonal relationships (spouse/partner, children, parents, friends), sources and levels of satisfaction, social interactions and leisure activities, traumatic life events (physical assault, serious illness, divorce, death of a loved one, financial or legal problems), perceptions of retirement, health behaviors (smoking, alcohol consumption, overweight, rest), and utilization of health care (doctor visits, hospitalization, nursing home institutionalization, bed days). Also included are measures of physical health, psychological well-being, and indices referring to cognitive functioning. Background information provided for individuals includes household composition, number of children and grandchildren, employment status, occupation and work history, income, family financial situation, religious beliefs and practices, ethnicity, race, education, sex, and region of residence ... Cf.: http://webapp.icpsr.umich.edu/cocoon/ICPSR-STUDY/06438.xml
Americans' changing lives waves I, II, III, and IV, 1986, 1989, 1994, and 2002( )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Focusing especially on differences between Black and White Americans in middle and late life, these data constitute the first, second, third, and fourth waves in a national longitudinal panel survey covering a wide range of sociological, psychological, mental, and physical health items. The fourth wave of Americans' Changing Lives (ACL IV) was collected in 2002 and is part of a larger research program designed to investigate the following: (1) the ways in which a wide range of activities and social relationships that people engage in are broadly "productive," (2) how individuals adapt to acute life events and chronic stresses that threaten the maintenance of health, effective functioning, and productive activity, and (3) sociocultural variations in the nature, meaning, determinants, and consequences of productive activity and relationships. Among the topics covered are interpersonal relationships (spouse/partner, children, parents, friends), sources and levels of satisfaction, social interactions and leisure activities, traumatic life events (physical assault, serious illness, divorce, death of a loved one, financial or legal problems), perceptions of retirement, health behaviors (smoking, alcohol consumption, overweight, rest), and utilization of health care services (doctor visits, hospitalization, nursing home institutionalization, bed days). Also included are measures of physical health, psychological well-being, and indices referring to cognitive functioning. Background information provided for individuals includes household composition, number of children and grandchildren, employment status, occupation and work history, income, family financial situation, religious beliefs and practices, ethnicity, race, education, sex, and region of residence ... Cf.: http://webapp.icpsr.umich.edu/cocoon/ICPSR-STUDY/04690.xml
Dimensions of political alienation in America : theoretical and empirical by William M Mason( Book )

2 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Illustrated English communication by James S House( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Build the bridge as you walk on it by University of Michigan( Visual )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Panel discussion surrounding the issues involved in enacting effective change in order to continue serving the University and the student body effectively. This includes motivation of others and direct initiation of change
Occupational Stress and the Mental and Physical Health of Factory Workers. Research Report Series by James S House( Book )

1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A study assessed the relation of potentially stressful objective job characteristics and perceived psychosocial job stress and the relation of both of these to a variety of indicators of physical and mental health. The study also determined whether any of these relationships were conditioned by a variety of individual characteristics (age, education, work motivations, and personality traits) and situational characteristics (social support, exposure to physical-chemical hazards, and piecework). Data were collected from a self-administered questionnaire sent to 2,856 workers (67 percent of whom completed the questionnaire) in a tire, rubber, plastics, and chemical plant in a small northeastern city and from limited medical examinations of a subset of 353 of the 1,809 white male respondents. Included among the major study findings were the following: (1) a wide range of perceived occupational stress was associated with both reported symptoms and medical signs of ill health; (2) while job characteristics were related to perceived stress in the predicted ways, the relationships were weaker than expected; and (3) two conditioning variables (exposure to physical-chemical hazards and social support) had strong and important effects. Limitations of the study were noted and discussed. (Mn)
 
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A telescope on society : survey research and social science at the University of Michigan and beyond
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Sociological perspectives on social psychology
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House, James

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English (88)