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A window of hope: Education, identity and physical activity behaviours of Roma youth.

Soos, Istvan (2017) A window of hope: Education, identity and physical activity behaviours of Roma youth. In: Eighth Fuse Physical Activity Workshop Physical Activity and Health Inequalities: a level playing field?, 16 Jun 2017, Durham University, Queen’s Campus. (Unpublished)

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)


Summary of presentation
This presentation examines how policies to promote physical activity intersect with the transnational challenge of reducing health inequalities. National policies to increase physical activity generally focus on strategies to promote individual behaviour change, while structural factors that produce health inequalities go largely unrecognised. The presentation looks especially at how these omissions have come about in the UK, where scholarship into health inequalities is highly developed. The analysis suggests that the omissions arise not from a dearth of evidence, but from the failure of PA expert communities to use it. Suggestions are made for ensuring that PA policy is underpinned by a more diverse knowledge base that connects to the international debate around health inequalities, and thus producing more informed PA guidance.

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Depositing User: Sharon Sergeant


Item ID: 7422

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Date Deposited: 11 Jul 2017 08:43
Last Modified: 20 May 2019 13:01


Author: Istvan Soos

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Services > University of Sunderland Inst of Sport


Sciences > Sport Sciences

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