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Global inequality and human needs : health and illness in an increasingly unequal world / Laurie Wermuth.

Wermuth, Laurie Ann [Browse]
Boston, MA : Allyn and Bacon, c2003.
xiii, 242 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references (p. 217-231) and index.
  • 1. Thinking Socially About Health -- Thinking Socially About Health -- Social Networks, Social Isolation, and Health -- The AIDS Epidemic -- Poverty, Social Inequality, and Health -- How Does Social Inequality Bring About Differences in Health? -- Inequality Internationally -- The Political Economy of Health: Adding Global and Power Dimensions to Social Influences on Health -- How This Book Is Organized -- 2. Theoretical Foundations for Studying Health Inequalities -- Explaining Variations in Population Health -- Foundations for a Social Science of Health and Inequality -- The Two Transitions of Developed Countries -- Labor Force-Health Relationships -- Theoretical Foundations for Understanding Gender Differences in Health -- Social Hierarchy's Effects on Mind and Body -- Social Cohesion and Income Inequality -- 3. A Political Economy Approach to Health -- The World Economic System -- A Global Model of Social Influences on Health --
  • 4. Health and Inequality: Principles and Examples -- Principle 1 -- Principle 2 -- Principle 3 -- Principle 4 -- Principle 5 -- Principle 6 -- The Russian Case Example -- Policies Matter! -- 5. Thinking Globally About Health -- Global Trends -- Regional Trends in World Health -- 6. Gender, Race, and Ethnic Influences on Health -- Gender and Health -- A Global Approach to Racial and Ethnic Differences in Health -- 7. Mental Health: Social and Global Issues -- Major Categories of Mental Illness -- A Cross-National Study of Mental Illness: Clues to the Global Prevalence and Correlates of Mental Illness -- Poverty, Unemployment, and Job Insecurity -- Social Support and Mental Health -- Alienation and Social Exclusion -- A Global Perspective on Mental Health -- 8. Underdevelopment and Health -- Underdevelopment and Health -- Characteristics of Countries in the World Economic System -- Inequality and Human Needs --
  • Health and Life Expectancy on the Periphery -- Causes of Underdevelopment and Poor Health: African Countries -- The Policies of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund -- Programs That Improve Quality of Life and Health for the Poor -- Prospects for Improvement? -- 9. Development and Health: Promise and Limitations -- Approaches to Development -- Refining the "Wealth Equals Health" Formula: Six Dynamics -- Principle 9 -- Recipe for Healthy Development: Mix in Social Welfare and Equality-enhancing Policies -- 10. Policies for Building Healthy Societies -- Tackling HIV/AIDS -- Making Societies Healthier -- What Can We Do as Individuals? App. Principles as Sociological Health Patterns.
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