Social Determinants of Health: Canadian Perspectives Paperback – Aug 4 2004
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This text should serve as a core resource for classes in various social policy, community service, and health programs. It can also serve as a supplementary text for courses that cover particular social determinants such as housing, early childhood development, labour economics, immigrant studies and equity studies. It really covers a lot of ground.
·provide insights into the problems confronting the labour market,
·discuss evidence-based policy changes that will address the problems,
·supply specific recommendations for changes to actual existing laws and policies (since policy makers are more likely to react to these kinds of recommendations than to more broad types of recommendations), and
·understand that promoting better public awareness of the issues is an important component of policy change (since policy change often happens in response to public pressure).
Social Determinants of Health provides these kinds of insights and policy advice. For instance, citing the fact that women are more likely than men to work in insecure jobs, in part because responsibility for family care is gendered, one article proposes that Canada go further in encouraging men to share family responsibilities by providing at least one additional month of parental EI benefits only for fathers. Another article outlines the health consequences of non-standard work hours, contingent work, and job insecurity - an excellent contribution to our understanding of employment and wellbeing.
General editor, Dennis Raphael
New Book -- Available August, 2004
Uniting top academics and high profile experts from across the country,
this contributed volume is the first of its kind published in Canada. It
summarizes how socio-economic factors affect the health of Canadians,
surveys the current state of eleven social determinants of health across
Canada, and provides an analysis of how these determinants affect
Canadians' health. In each case, the book explores what policy options
would contribute to better health outcomes, and how to ensure that these
options are pursued.
Eleven critical areas are investigated: Aboriginal status, early life,
education, employment and working conditions, food security, health care
services, housing, income and its distribution, social safety net, social
exclusion, as well as unemployment and employment security. Gender, and how
its meaning is constructed within Canadian society, is another important
social determinant of health. All contributors systematically consider how
it impacts upon and interacts with their specific social determinant of
health to influence health.
Pat Armstrong Andrew Jackson Irving Rootman François Aubry Muriel
Kearney Chandrakant P. Shah Nathalie Auger Ronald Labonte Michael
Shapcott Gina B.Read more ›
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