Poverty, Inequality, and Health: An International Perspective
by Leon, David A.

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The outcome of a Public Health Forum organized by the London School of Hygeine and Tropical Medicine, this book brings together internationally recognized contributors from a wide range of disciplines and countries to discuss an area of clear international interest and global importance. As such it will be of value to the broad public health audience as well as research epidemiologists, international policy analysts and policy makers and those concerned with economic developed and health.

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Binding: Softcover
Specs: 368 pages | 1.18 Lbs
ISBN: 0192631969
ISBN-13: 9780192631961
Edition: 1
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated | Publish Date 01/01 | Copyright 2001
Series: Oxford Medical Publications
Format: Proceedings

Table Of Contents:

List of contributors
1.    Poverty, inequality, and health in international perspective: a divided world?
           David A. Leon, Gill Walt
2.    The health consequences of the collapse of the Soviet Union
           Martin McKee
3.    Industrialization and health in historical perspective
           Richard H. Steckel
4.    Common threads: underlying components of inequalities in mortality between and within countries
           David A. Leon
5.    Life-course approaches to socio-economic differentials in cause-specific adult mortality
           George Davey Smith, David Gunnell, Yoav Ben-Shlomo
6.    The impact of health interventions on inequalities: infant and child health in Brazil
           Cesar G. Victora, Fernando C. Barros, J. Patrick Vaughan
7.    Children's health in developing countries: issues of coping, child neglect, and marginalization
           Claudio F. Lanata
8.    Accounts of social capital: the mixed health effects of personal communities and voluntary groups
           Stephen J. Kunitz
9.    Do health care systems contribute to inequalities?
           Maureen Mackintosh
10.    Measuring health inequality: challenges and new directions
           Christopher J. L. Murray, Julio Frenk, Emmanuela E. Gakidou
11.    Poverty and inequalities in health within developing countries: filling the information gap
           Davidson R. Gwatkin
12.    Poverty, inequality, and mental health in developing countries
           Vikram Patel
13.    Injuries, inequalities, and health: from policy vacuum to policy action
           Anthony Zwi
14.    Inequalities in health: is research gender blind?
           Sally Macintyre
15.    From science to policy: options for reducing health inequalities
           Hilary Graham
16.    Do poverty alleviation programmes reduce inequities in health? The Bangladesh experience
           A. Mushtaque, R. Chowdhury, Abbas Bhuiya
17.    Economic progress and health
           Amartya Sen
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