This book provides a systematic, integrated review and comparison of the contributions of sociology, political science, economics, demography, anthropology, psychiatry, and psychology to a number of health-related fields, including epidemiology, health services research, and health policy studies.
Part 1: Social, Structural and Demographic Factors 1. Demographic Methods and Their Application in the Social and Health Sciences- 2. Industrialization and Economic Growth: Estimates of their Effects on the Health of Populations 3. Institutional Structure and Process in Health Services Innovation: The Reform Strategy of the Neighborhood Health Center Program Part 2: Sociocultural and Psychobiological Dynamics 4. Cultural and Environmental Factors in the Definition and Understanding of Health 5. The Influence of Psychosocial Factors on Susceptibility to Physical Illness 6. Sociocultural and Psychological Aspects of the Utilization of Health Services 7. The Bearing of Social Sciences Knowledge on Medical Education and Practice