Health and Social Change in Russia and Eastern Europe

Health and Social Change in Russia and Eastern Europe

by William C. Cockerham
     
 

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.
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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

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Table of Contents

Consultants
Preface
Ch. 1Introduction1
Ch. 2The Social Determinants of the Decline in Longevity29
Ch. 3Health Lifestyles: A Theoretical Perspective53
Ch. 4Russia: Life Expectancy and Social Change81
Ch. 5Russia: The Current Health Crisis99
Ch. 6Hungary123
Ch. 7Poland143
Ch. 8The Czech Republic and Slovakia169
Ch. 9Romania193
Ch. 10Bulgaria211
Ch. 11East Germany227
Ch. 12Conclusion245
Appendix253
References255
Subject Index277
Author Index282

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