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New approaches to death in cities during the health transition / Diego Ramiro Fariñas, Michel Oris, editors.

Switzerland : Springer, [2016]
viii, 241 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • International studies in population ; v. 12. [More in this series]
  • International studies in population ; volume 12
Summary note:
This book presents recent efforts and new approaches to improve our understanding of the evolution of health and mortality in urban environments in the long run, looking at transformation and adaptations during the process of rapid population growth. In a world characterized by large and rapidly evolving urban environments, the past and present challenges cities face is one of the key topics in our society. Cities are a world of differences and, consequently, of inequalities. At the same time cities remain, above all, the spaces of interactions among a variety of social groups, the places where poor, middle-class, and wealthy people, as well as elites, have coexisted in harmony or tension. Urban areas also form specific epidemiological environments since they are characterized by population concentration and density, and a high variety of social spaces from wealthy neighborhoods to slums. Inversely and coherently, cities develop answers in terms of sanitary policies and health infrastructures. This balance between risk and protective factors is, however, not at all constant across time and space and is especially endangered in periods of massive demographic growth, particularly periods of urbanization mainly led by immigration flows that transform both the socioeconomic and demographic composition of urban populations and the morphological nature of urban environments.
Bibliographic references:
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New approaches to death in cities during the health transition: an introduction / Michel Oris and Diego Ramiro Farinas -- Understanding infant morality in the city: exploring registration and compositional effects, Madrid, 1905-1906 / Barbara A. Revuelta Eugercios and Diego Ramiro Farinas -- Environment, housing and infant morality: Udine, 1807-1815 / Alessio Fornasin, Marco Breschim and Matteo Manfredini -- Residential mobility and child mortality in early twentieth century Belfast / Alice Reid, Eilidth Garrett, and Simon Szreter -- Micro-analysis of morality in urban areas. The parish of Oliveira in Guimaraes, in northern Portugal between the eighteenth and twentieth centuries / Maria Norberta Amorim, Antero Ferreira, and Luis Meira-Machado -- Infant and early childhood morality in a context of transitional fertility: Geneva 1800-1900 / Reto Schumacher -- A slow transition, infant and child morality decline in a Sardinian community: Aleghero (1866-1935) / Marco Breschi, Massimo Esposito, Stanislao Mazzoni and Lucia Pozzi -- The democratization of longevity: how the poor became old in Paris, 1880-1913 / Lionel Kesztenbaum and Jean-Laurent Rosenthal -- Estimating area-based influences on urban-rural inequalities in health outcomes: a longitudinal multilevel epidemiological investigation / Barthelemy Kuate Defo -- Will urban and rural morality converge in Africa? / Michel Garenne -- Urban morality transition: the role of slums / Gunther Fink, Isabel Gunther, and Kenneth Hill -- Health disparities on the periphery of Ouagadougou / Clementine Rossier, Abdramane Bassiahi Soura, Bruno Lankoande, and Roch Modeste Milog.
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