Health and Social Change in Russia and Eastern Europe

Health and Social Change in Russia and Eastern Europe

by William C. Cockerham
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0415920809

ISBN-13: 9780415920803

Pub. Date: 03/16/1999

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

For the first time, life expectancy is declining in an industrialized society. In this pioneering work, William C. Cockerham examines the social causes of the decline in life expectancy beginning in the 1960s including:
*Russia
*Poland
*Hungary
*Romania
*Bulgaria
*the Czech Republic
*and East Germany.
Health and Social Change in

Overview

For the first time, life expectancy is declining in an industrialized society. In this pioneering work, William C. Cockerham examines the social causes of the decline in life expectancy beginning in the 1960s including:
*Russia
*Poland
*Hungary
*Romania
*Bulgaria
*the Czech Republic
*and East Germany.
Health and Social Change in Russia and Eastern Europe argues that the roots of this change are mainly social rather than biomedical - the result of poor policy decisions, stress and an unhealthy diet. Cockerham presents a theory of postmodern social change that goes beyond the borders of Eastern Europe.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415920803
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
03/16/1999
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.81(d)
Lexile:
1410L (what's this?)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Consultants

Preface

CHAPTER 1 INTRODUCTION

CHAPTER 2 THE SOCIAL DETERMINANTS OF THE DECLINE IN LONGEVITY

CHAPTER 3 HEALTH LIFESTYLES: A THEORETICAL PERSPECTIVE

CHAPTER 4 RUSSIA: LIFE EXPECTANCY AND SOCIAL CHANGE

CHAPTER 5 RUSSIA: THE CURRENT HEALTH

CRISIS

CHAPTER 6 HUNGARY

CHAPTER 7 POLAND

CHAPTER 8 THE CZECH REPUBLIC AND SLOVAKIA

CHAPTER 9 ROMANIA

CHAPTER 10 BULGARIA

CHAPTER 11 EAST GERMANY

Conclusion

Appendix

References

Index

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