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Title The political economy of social inequalities : consequences for health and quality of life / edited by Vicente Navarro
Published Amityville, NY : Baywood Pub. Co., [2002]


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Description v, 530 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Series Policy, politics, health, and medicine series
Policy, politics, health, and medicine series (Unnumbered)
Contents Introduction / Vicente Navarro -- 1. A Historical Review (1965-1997) of Studies on Class, Health, and Quality of Life: A Personal Account / Vicente Navarro -- 2. Neoliberalism, "Globalization," Unemployment, Inequalities, and the Welfare State / Vicente Navarro -- 3. Health and Equity in the World in the Era of "Globalization" / Vicente Navarro -- 4. The Political Economy of the Welfare State in Developed Capitalist Countries / Vicente Navarro -- 5. Ravaging the Poor: The International Monetary Fund Indicted by Its Own Data / Gabriel Kolko -- 6. World Bank Education Policy: Market Liberalism Meets Ideological Conservatism / Adriana Puiggros -- 7. Market Commodities and Poor Relief: The World Bank Proposal for Health / Asa Cristina Laurell and Oliva Lopez Arellano -- 8. Neoliberalism Revised? A Critical Account of World Bank Conceptions of Good Governance and Market Friendly Intervention / Ray Kiely -- 9. In Pursuit of "Growth with Equity": The Limits of Chile's Free-Market Social Reforms / Pilar Vergara -- 10. A Fundamental Shift in the Approach to International Health by WHO, UNICEF, and the World Bank: Instances of the Practice of "Intellectual Fascism" and Totalitarianism in Some Asian Countries / Debabar Banerji -- 11. The Mexican Social Security Counterreform: Pensions for Profit / Asa Cristina Laurell -- 12. Remarking Medicare: The Voucher Myth / Jonathan Oberlander -- 13. A Slippery Slope: Economists and Social Insurance in the United States / Richard B. Du Boff -- 14. Income Inequality, Social Cohesion, and Class Relations: A Critique of Wilkinson's Neo-Durkheimian Research Program / Carles Muntaner and John Lynch -- 15. Income Inequality, Social Cohesion, and Health: Clarifying the Theory - A Reply to Muntaner and Lynch / Richard G. Wilkinson -- 16. The Social Class Determinants of Income Inequality and Social Cohesion / Carles Muntaner, John Lynch and Gary L. Oates -- 17. The Political Context of Social Inequalities and Health / Vicente Navarro and Leiyu Shi -- 18. Is There a Third Way? A Response to Giddens's The Third Way / Vicente Navarro -- 19. Toward an Ecosocial View of Health / Richard Levins and Cynthia Lopez -- 20. Development and Quality of Life: A Critique of Amartya Sen's Development As Freedom / Vicente Navarro -- 21. Are Pro-Welfare State and Full-Employment Policies Possible in the Era of Globalization? / Vicente Navarro
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Quality of life.
Income distribution.
Poor -- Medical care.
Public Health -- economics.
Socioeconomic Factors.
Health Policy.
Quality of Life.
Social Welfare -- economics.
Author Navarro, Vicente.
LC no. 00044494
ISBN 089503252X paper
0895032201 cloth