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Global Inequalities at Work: Work's Impact on the Health of Individuals, Families, and Societies

Jody Heymann

Abstract

This book is the first to fill in the gaps in the map of occupational health by creating a picture that is truly global, both geographically and in its coverage of the impact of work on the health of individuals, families, and societies. Leaders from universities, international organizations, and nongovernmental organizations bring expertise from six continents to this book. Drawing from studies done around the world, this book critically examines the manifold ways in which work is affecting health. The first part covers the wide range of risks—physical, chemical, biological, and social—to the ... More

Keywords: work, working conditions, occupational health, inequalities, health, global

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2003 Print ISBN-13: 9780195150865
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195150865.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jody Heymann, editor
Harvard Medical School
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Contents

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Part I Global Health Risks in the Workplace: The Impact on Individuals

2 Biological and Social Risks Intertwined: The Case of AIDS

ADEPEJU GBADEBO, ALYSSA RAYMAN-READ, AND JODY HEYMANN

3 Individuals at Risk: The Case of Child Labor

LUIZ A. FACCHINI, ANACLAUDIA FASSA, MARINEL DALL’AGNOL, MARIA DE FÁTIMA MAIA, AND DAVID C. CHRISTIANI

Part II The Broader Impact of Global Working Conditions: The Effect on Families

5 Maternal Labor, Breast-Feeding, and Infant Health

SUSANHA YIMYAM AND MARTHA MORROW

Part III The Relationship between Work and Population Health

7 Wage Poverty, Earned Income Inequality, and Health

S. V. SUBRAMANIAN and ICHIRO KAWACHI

8 Gender Inequality in Work, Health, and Income

MAYRA BUVINIC, ANTONIO GIUFFRIDA, and AMANDA GLASSMAN

Part IV Globalization of the Economy: The Risks and Opportunities It Creates for Health

10 Work and Health in Export Industries at National Borders

CATALINA A. DENMAN, LEONOR CEDILLO, AND SIOBÁN D. HARLOW

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