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Controversies and Developments

Controversies and Developments, 1st Edition

By Vincente Navarro, Carles Muntaner


584 pages

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The field of social inequalities in health continues its vigorous growth in the early years of the 21st century. This volume, following in the footsteps of Vicente Navarro's edited collection The Political Economy of Social Inequalities, is a compilation of recent contributions to the areas of social epidemiology, health disparities, health economics, and health services research. The overarching theme is to describe and explain the evergrowing health inequalities across social class, race, and gender, as well as neighborhood, city, region, country, and continent. The approach of this book is distinctly multi-, trans-, and interdisciplinary: the fields of public health, population health, epidemiology, economics, sociology, political science, philosophy, medicine, and history are all represented here.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Toward an Integrated Political, Economic, and Cultural Understanding of Health Inequalities Vicente Navarro and Carles Muntaner

PART I Social Policy

Development and Quality of Life: A Critique of Amartya Sen's Development As Freedom Vicente Navarro

Gender Equity and the Population Problem Amartya Sen

Inequality in the Social Consequences of Illness: How Well Do People with Long-Term Illness Fare in the British and Swedish Labor Markets? Bo Burstriöm, Margaret Whitehead, Christina Lindholm, and Finn Diderichsen

Economic Growth, Inequality, and the Economic Position of the Poor in 1985-1995: An International Perspective Olli Kangas

Cross-National Income Inequality: How Great Is It and What Can We Learn from It? Timothy M. Smeeding and Peter Gottschalk

Inequality as a Basis for the U.S. Emergence from the Great Stagnation Robert Chernomas

PART II Globalization

The Scorecard on Globalization 1980-2000: Its Consequences for Economic and Social Well-Being Mark Weisbrot, Dean Baker, Egor Kraev, and Judy Chen

The Widening Gap in Death Rates among Income Groups in the United States from 1967 to 1986 Lisa Miller Schalick, Wilbur C. Hadden, Elsie Pamuk, Vicente Navarro, and Gregory Pappas

Dependent Convergence: The Importation of Technological Hazards by Semiperipheral Countries Carlos Eduardo Siqueira and Charles Levenstein

How the United States Exports Managed Care to Developing Countries Howard Waitzkin and Celia Iriart

PART III Health Policy

The New Conventional Wisdom: An Evaluation of the WHO Report Health Systems: Improving Performance Yvonne Wells and David de Vaus

Cost Containment and the Backdraft of Competition Policies Donald W. Light

Upstream Healthy Public Policy: Lessons from the Battle of Tobacco John B. McKinlay and Lisa D. Marceau

PART IV Health Care

Phases of Capitalism, Welfare States, Medical Dominance, and Health Care in Ontario David Coburn

Does Investor-Ownership of Nursing Homes Compromise the Quality of Care? Charlene Harrington, Steffie Woolhandler, Joseph Mullan, Hellen Carrillo, and David U. Himmelstein

Hospital Ownership and Preventable Adverse Events Eric J. Thomas, E. John Orav, and Troyen A. Brennan

Social Inequalities in Perceived Health and the Use of Health Services in a Southern European Urban Area Carme Borrell, Izabella Rohlfs, Josep Ferrando, Isabel Pasarín, Felicitas Domínguez-Berjón, and Antoni Plasència

PART V Occupational Health and Labor Unions

Health Care Worker's Unions and Health Insurance: The 1199 Story Howard S. Berliner, Geoffrey Gibson, and Cyprian Devine-Perez

Role of Trade Unions in Workplace Health Promotion Mauri Johansson and Timo Partanen

One-Eyed Science: Scientists, Workplace Reproductive Hazards, and the Right to Work Karen Messing

Labor, Social, and Human Rights A Case Studies of Violations of Workers' Freedom of Association: Service Sector Workers

B Case Studies of Violations of Workers' Freedom of Association: Manufacturing Workers Human Rights Watch

PART VI Social Capital versus Class, Gender, and Race

A Critique of Social Capital Vicente Navarro

Economic Inequality, Working-Class Power, Social Capital, and Cause-Specific Mortality in Wealthy Countries Carles Muntaner, John W. Lynch, Marianne Hillemeier, Ju Hee Lee, Richard David, Joan Benach, and Carme Borrell

Social Capital, Disorganized Communities, and the Third Way: Understanding the Retreat from Structural Inequalities in Epidemiology and Public Health Carles Muntaner, John Lynch, and George Davey Smith

Community Health Centers and Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Healthy Life Leiyu Shi, Jerrilynn Regan, Robert M. Politzer, and Jue Luo

Gender, Race, Class, and Aging: Advances and Opportunities Paula Dressel, Meredith Minkler, and Irene Yen

PART VII Ideology, Theory, and Research Policy

People and Places: Contrasting Perspectives on the Association between Social Class and Health George A. Kaplan

A Debate on Race, Racism, Health, and Epidemiology A Race in Epidemiology Paul D. Stolley

B Refiguring "Race": Epidemiology, Racialized Biology, and Biological Expressions of Race Relations Nancy Krieger

C On the Study of Race, Racism, and Health: A Shift from Description to Explanation Thomas A. LaVeist

D Reply to Commentaries by Drs. Krieger and LaVeist on "Race in Epidemiology" Paul D. Stolley

Anti-Egalitarianism, Legitimizing Myths, Racism, and "Neo-McCarthyism" in Social Epidemiology and Public Health: A Review of Sally Satel's PC, MD Carles Muntaner and Marisela B. Gomez

Whose Epidemiology, Whose Health? Steve Wing

Conclusion: Political and Economic Determinants of Class, Gender, and Race Inequalities in Health-An Agenda for the 21st Century Vicente Navarro and Carles Muntaner


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