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Social Determinants, Health Equity and Human Development

  • ID: 2317332
  • Book
  • January 2009
  • Bentham Science Publishers Ltd
A refreshing and useful resource for understanding the multidimensional aspects linking social determinants to health equity and development. The book is written for researchers, students, public health practitioners, health decision makers, health economists, epidemiologists, sociologists, demographers and general public audience with interest in health equity and development. The nine chapters presented are clear and comprehensive, reinforced by several diagrams and real examples illustrating inequity in health. The book is Illustrated with 45 tables and figures, and contain 355 recent references to the literature.
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Foreword ..........................................................................................................................................................................i
Preface ............................................................................................................................................................................ ii
Contributors................................................................................................................................................................. iii
Chapter 1:
Measurements and Indicators: Definitions, Concepts and Examples…………………….…………………………1
Chapter 2:
Health Risks: Illustrating the Link between Social Determinants, Health Equity and Development………........12
Chapter 3:
A Decade of Equity: A Selection of Recent Bibliography on Equity and Social Determinants of Health………..18
Chapter 4:
Equity and Disease Burden………………………………………………………………………………………...43
Chapter 5:
Obesity and Diabetes…………………………………………………………...…………………………...……..50
Chapter 6:
Modelling for the Dynamics and the Burden of Dengue: A Review ……………………………………………...56
Chapter 7:
Inequalities and Disparities in North Africa………………………………………………………………………..62
Chapter 8:
Fifty Years of Human Development in Morocco: The Necessity of Equity Analysis……………...……………...74
Chapter 9:
Children’s Rights: A Multitude of Conventions and Declarations for a Miserable Situation……………………...78
Author Index……………………...........................................................................................................................87
Subject Index ……………………..........................................................................................................................93
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Editor: Boutayeb Abdesslam
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