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

Hardcover | July 16, 2003

EditorJody Heymann

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A map of the relationship between work and health that is truly global--both geographically and in its coverage of the impact of work on the health of individuals, families, and societies, has not previously been drawn. Global Inequalities at Work is the first book to fill in the map.Drawing from studies done around the world, it critically examines the many ways in which work is affecting health around the world. The first section covers the wide range of risks--physical, chemical, and social--tot he health of employees in agricultural, industrial, and post-industrialworkplaces. Part II provides a detailed analysis of how working conditions can dramatically influence the health and welfare of family members--including children, elderly parents, and the disabled--in both the developing and industrial world. Part III examines the relationships between work andhealth at the societal level by focusing on two examples: the ways in which working conditions affect income inequalities and health, and the ways in which working conditions influence gender inequalities and health. Part IV investigates the new challenges to and opportunities for improving therelationship between work and health that are presented by a rapidly globalizing economy. Global Inequalities at Work addresses these issues at a time when globalization is both markedly changing the impact of work on the health of individuals, families, and societies, and radically revising what can be done about it. Leaders from universities, international organizations, andnongovernmental organizations bring to this edited volume expertise from six continents.

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A map of the relationship between work and health that is truly global--both geographically and in its coverage of the impact of work on the health of individuals, families, and societies, has not previously been drawn. Global Inequalities at Work is the first book to fill in the map.Drawing from studies done around the world, it crit...

Jody Heymann is at Harvard Medical School.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:368 pages, 6.42 × 9.21 × 1.3 inPublished:July 16, 2003Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195150864

ISBN - 13:9780195150865

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Table of Contents

Introduction: The Precarious Relationship between Work and Health in our Global Economy Part IB Global Health Risks in the Workplace: The Impact on Individuals1. David C. Christiani and Xiao-Rong Wang: Impact of Chemical and Physical Exposures on Worker's Health2. Peju Gbadebo, Alyssa Rayman-Read, and S. Jody Heymann: Biological and Social Risks Intertwined: The case of AIDS3. Luiz A. Facchini, Anaclaudia Fassa, Marinel Dall'Agnol, Ma. de Fatima Maia, David Christiani: Individuals at Risk: The Case of Child LaborPart II: The Broader Impact of Global Working Conditions: The Effect on Families4. S. Jody Heymann, Aron Fischer, Michal Engelman: The Impact of Labor Conditions on the Health and Welfare of All Generations5. Susanha Yimyam, Martha Morrow: A Case Study: Maternal Labor, Breastfeeding, and Infant Health6. Peter Glick: Maternal Labor and Child NutritionPart III: The Relationship between Work and Health: Mediated at Community and Societal Levels7. S.V. Subramanian, Ichiro Kawachi: Wage Poverty, Earned Income Inequality, and Health8. Mayra Buvinic, Antonio Giuffrida, Amanda Glassman: Gender Inequality in Work, Health, and Income9. Parvin Ghorayshi: Women, Labor, and Social TransitionsPart IV: Globalization of the Economy: The Risks and Opportunities It Creates for Health10. Catalina A. Denman, Leonor Cedillo, Sioban Harlow: Work and Health in Export Industries at National Borders11. Stephen Pursey, Pavan Baichoo, Jukka Takala: Opportunities for Improving Working Conditions through International Agreements12. Kimberly Ann Elliott, Richard B. Freeman: The Role Global Labor Standards Could Play in Addressing Basic Needs

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"Global Inequalities at Work is probably one of the first books to examine the impact of work on health of families and societies in different parts of the world. Besides its immediate relevance for occupational health, public health, and public policy programs, [this book] can potentiallyoffer another important contribution, as a temporal landmark for future observation of the extent and speed of improvement in global work conditions and the success or failure of the different strategies described by its authors for such improvements." --JAMA