Gender and Health: The Effects of Constrained Choices and Social Policies / Edition 1

Gender and Health: The Effects of Constrained Choices and Social Policies / Edition 1

by Chloe E. Bird, Patricia P. Rieker
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521682800

ISBN-13: 9780521682800

Pub. Date: 02/28/2008

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Gender and Health is the first book to examine how men's and women's lives and their physiology contribute to differences in their health. In a thoughtful synthesis of diverse literatures, the authors demonstrate that modern societies' health problems ultimately involve a combination of policies, personal behavior, and choice. The book is designed for researchers,

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Gender and Health is the first book to examine how men's and women's lives and their physiology contribute to differences in their health. In a thoughtful synthesis of diverse literatures, the authors demonstrate that modern societies' health problems ultimately involve a combination of policies, personal behavior, and choice. The book is designed for researchers, policymakers, and others who seek to understand how the choices of individuals, families, communities, and governments contribute to health. It can inform men and women at each of these levels how to better integrate health implications into their everyday decisions and actions.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521682800
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
02/28/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
274
Sales rank:
761,923
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.63(d)

Table of Contents

1 Gender Differences in Health: Are They Biological, Social, or Both? 16

2 Gender and Barriers to Health: Constrained Choice in Everyday Decisions 54

3 National Social Policies and Constrained Choice 76

4 The Impact of Community on Health 117

5 Priorities and Expectations: Men's and Women's Work, Family Life, and Health 146

6 Gender and Individual Health Choices 183

7 Opportunities for Change 224

Index 247

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