Gender Equity in Health: The Shifting Frontiers of Evidence and Action / Edition 1

Gender Equity in Health: The Shifting Frontiers of Evidence and Action / Edition 1

by Gita Sen
     
 

This volume brings together experts from a variety of disciplines, such as medicine, biology, sociology, epidemiology, anthropology, economics and political science, who focus on three areas: health disparities and inequity due to gender, the specific problems women face in meeting the highest attainable standards of health, and the policies and actions that

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This volume brings together experts from a variety of disciplines, such as medicine, biology, sociology, epidemiology, anthropology, economics and political science, who focus on three areas: health disparities and inequity due to gender, the specific problems women face in meeting the highest attainable standards of health, and the policies and actions that can address them. Highlighting the importance of intersecting social hierarchies (e.g. gender, class and ethnicity) for understanding health inequities and their implications for health policy, contributors detail and recommend policy approaches and agendas that incorporate, but go beyond commonly acknowledged issues relating to women’s health and gender equity in health.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415801904
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
10/15/2009
Series:
Routledge Studies in Health and Social Welfare Series
Pages:
340
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Gita Sen is Professor at the Indian Institute of Management in Bangalore, India, and Adjunct Professor of Population and International Health at the Faculty of Public Health, Harvard University.

Piroska Östlin is a public health scientist with a Ph.D. in Medical Science from the University of Uppsala in Sweden. She is Associate Professor of public health at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm.

Table of Contents

1. Gender as a Social Determinant of Health: Evidence, Policies and Innovations Gita Sen and Piroska Östlin 2. The Social Body: Gender and the Burden of Disease Rachel Snow 3. Inequalities and Intersections in Health: A Review of the Evidence Aditi Iyer, Gita Sen and Piroska Östlin 4. Gendered Health Outcomes of an "Endless" War on Terror Rosalind Petchesky and Melissa Laurie 5. Gender, Health and Poverty in Latin America Karina Batthyany and Sonia Corrêa 6. Gender Norms and Empowerment: ‘What Works’ to Increase Equity for Women and Girls Helen Keleher 7. Challenging Gender in Patient-Provider Interactions Veloshnee Govender and Loveday Penn-Kekana 8. Exploring the Gendered Dimensions of Human Resources for Health Asha George 9. Accountability to Citizens on Gender and Health Ranjani K. Murthy 10. Gender Mainstreaming in Health: The Emperor’s New Clothes? T.K.S. Ravindran and A. Kelkar-Khambete

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