Public Health Policies And Social Inequality by C. AndrainPublic Health Policies And Social Inequality by C. Andrain

Public Health Policies And Social Inequality

byC. Andrain

Hardcover | June 10, 1998

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This book explores the interaction between public health policies and social inequality. It probes three issues: What groups wield the greatest influence over the policy process? Who gains the most benefits from health policies? How can we best understand the policy link between health and social inequalities? A theory of social opportunities clarifies the reasons for policy effectiveness, particularly the impact of public programmes on the environmental and personal conditions that improve people's health.
CHARLES F. ANDRAIN is professor of political science at San Diego State University. He has written several books about comparative public policy and social change. Authored with David E. Apter his work onPolitical Protest and Social Change: Analyzing Politicswas selected byChoiceMagazine as an outstanding academic book of 1995. Other m...
Title:Public Health Policies And Social InequalityFormat:HardcoverDimensions:292 pages, 21.6 × 14 × 0.03 inPublished:June 10, 1998Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0333726952

ISBN - 13:9780333726952


Table of Contents

List of Tables Preface Introduction: Politics and Health PART I: MODELS OF HEALTH CARE SYSTEMS The Entrepreneurial Model The Organic Corporatist Model The Social Democratic Model PART II: EXPLANATIONS OF PUBLIC HEALTH PROGRAMS Political Culture and the Meaning of Health Political Power and Policy Changes Rational Choice and Market Efficiency PART III: EVALUATIONS OF HEALTH POLICIES AND OUTCOMES Public Policies and Health Evaluating Public Health Policies Notes Index