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The Impact Of Inequality

Author : Richard Wilkinson
ISBN : 9781595586605
Genre : Social Science
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Comparing the United States with other market democracies and one state with another, this book offers irrefutable evidence that unequal societies create poor health, more social conflict, and more violence. Richard Wilkinson, a pioneering social scientist, addresses the growing feeling—so common in the United States—that modern societies, despite their material success, are social failures. The Impact of Inequality explains why inequality has such devastating effects on the quality and length of our lives. Wilkinson shows that inequality leads to stress, stress creates sickness on the individual and mass level, and overall society suffers widespread unhappiness and high levels of violence, depression, and mistrust across the social spectrum. The evidence he presents is incontrovertible: social and political equality are essential to improve life for everyone. Wilkinson argues that even small reductions in inequality can make an important difference—for, as this book explains, social relations are always built on material foundations.

Futures For The Heads Of The Valleys

Author : John Osmond
ISBN : 1904773354
Genre : Valleys
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Astudiaeth sy'n deillio o gynhadledd a gynhaliwyd yn 2008 gan y Sefydliad Materion Cymreig ar Flaenau'r Cymoedd, ac wedyn ar seminar arbenigol a drefnwyd gan y Sefydliad mewn cydweithrediad â'r Sefydliad Adfywio ym Mhrifysgol Caerdydd. -- Cyngor Llyfrau Cymru

Sozialer Wandel Soziale Ungleichheit Und Gesundheit

Author : Lars Eric Kroll
ISBN : 9783531925318
Genre : Social Science
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In den letzten 20 Jahren wurden die sozialen Sicherungssysteme des deutschen Sozialstaats grundlegend umgestaltet. Ziel war es, ihre nachhaltige Finanzierung auch angesichts der demographischen Alterung und einer anhaltend hohen Arbeitslosigkeit zu gewährleisten. Im Buch wird dargestellt, dass sich im Zuge dieser gesellschaftlichen Veränderungsprozesse soziale und gesellschaftliche Ungleichheiten in Deutschland ausgeweitet haben. Arbeitslose Frauen und Männer waren davon besonders betroffen. Sie laufen in Gefahr, nicht nur materiell, sondern auch gesundheitlich den Anschluss an die erwerbstätige Bevölkerung zu verlieren.

Health Inequalities

Author : Ullrich Bauer
ISBN : 3531156128
Genre : Social Science
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Health Inequalities sind ein vielschichtiger und provokanter Gegenstand der aktuellen sozial- und gesundheitswissenschaftlichen Forschung. Einschlägige Befunde zu sozial bedingten gesundheitlichen Ungleichheiten liegen bislang vor allem auf der beschreibenden Ebene vor. Hiernach gilt: Der Schweregrad und die Häufigkeit von Erkrankungen sowie das Risiko des frühzeitigen Todes sind durch soziale Faktoren bestimmt. Unklar aber bleibt auch weiterhin, wie diese Beziehung erklärt werden kann. Die Determinanten und Mechanismen gesundheitlicher Ungleichheit stehen darum im Zentrum des vorliegenden Bandes, der in dieser Form erstmals Beiträge führender Fachvertreter der internationalen Forschung zusammenführt. Erklärende Perspektiven und ihre Konsequenzen werden entlang makro-, meso- und mikroanalytischer Zugänge diskutiert. Der Band ist eine Pflichtlektüre für Wissenschaft und Praxis im Bereich Soziologie, Public Health, Epidemiologie, Gesundheitsförderung und Sozialpolitik.

A New Paradigm For Global School Systems

Author : Joel H. Spring
ISBN : 9780805861235
Genre : Education
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This volume—a major new contribution to Joel Spring’s reportage and analysis of the intersection of global forces and education—offers a new paradigm for global school systems. Education for global economic competition is the prevailing goal of most national school systems. Spring argues that recent international studies by economists, social psychologists, and others on the social factors that support subjective well-being and longevity should serve as a call to arms to change education policy; the current industrial-consumer paradigm is not supportive of either happiness or long life. Building his argument through an original documentation, synthesis, and critique of prevailing global economic goals for schools and research on social conditions that support happiness and long life, Spring: *develops guidelines for a global core curriculum, methods of instruction, and school organizations; *translates these guidelines into a new paradigm for global school systems based on progressive, human rights, and environmental educational traditions; *contrasts differing ways of seeing and knowing among indigenous, Western, and Confucian-based societies, concluding that global teaching and learning involve a particular form of holistic knowing and seeing; and *proposes a prototype for a global school—an eco-school that functions to protect the biosphere and human rights and to support the happiness and well-being of the school staff, students, and immediate community—and for a global core curriculum based on holistic models for lessons and instruction. The book concludes with Spring’s retelling of Plato’s parable of the cave—in which educators break the chains that bind them to the industrial-consumer paradigm and rethink their commitment to humanity’s welfare.

Religion As A Social Determinant Of Public Health

Author : Ellen L. Idler
ISBN : 9780199389865
Genre : Religion
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Frequently in partnership, but sometimes at odds, religious institutions and public health institutions work to improve the well-being of their communities. There is increasing awareness among public health professionals and the general public that the social conditions of poverty, lack of education, income inequality, poor working conditions, and experiences of discrimination play a dominant role in determining health status. But this broad view of the social determinants of health has largely ignored the role of religious practices and institutions in shaping the life conditions of billions around the globe. In Religion as a Social Determinant of Public Health, leading scholars in the social sciences, public health, and religion address this omission by examining the embodied sacred practices of the world's religions, the history of alignment and tension between religious and public health institutions, the research on the health impact of religious practice throughout the life course, and the role of religious institutions in health and development efforts around the globe. In addition, the volume explores religion's role in the ongoing epidemics of HIV/AIDS and Alzheimer's disease, as well as preparations for an influenza pandemic. Together, these groundbreaking essays help complete the picture of the social determinants of health by including religion, which has until now been an invisible determinant.

Neoliberal Australia And Us Imperialism In East Asia

Author : E. Paul
ISBN : 9781137272782
Genre : Social Science
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A critical analysis of Australia's neoliberal state and role in the American imperial project in Asia. In exposing the causal mechanisms for violence and prospects for more wars it argues for emancipatory alternatives to the existing dominant and anti-democratic neoliberal governmentality.

Social Class In Later Life

Author : Formosa, Marvin
ISBN : 9781447320579
Genre : Social Science
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Economic Apartheid In America

Author : Chuck Collins
ISBN : 9781595587312
Genre : Business & Economics
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This updated edition of the widely touted Economic Apartheid in America looks at the causes and manifestations of wealth disparities in the United States, including tax policy in light of the 2001 and 2003 tax cuts and recent corporate scandals. Published with two leading organizations dedicated to addressing economic inequality, the book looks at recent changes in income and wealth distribution and examines the economic policies and shifts in power that have fueled the growing divide. Praised by Sojurners as “a clear blueprint on how to combat growing inequality,” Economic Apartheid in America provides “much-needed groundwork for more democratic discussion and participation in economic life” (Tikkun). With “a wealth of eye-opening data” (The Beacon) focusing on the decline of organized labor and civic institutions, the battle over global trade, and the growing inequality of income and wages, it argues that most Americans are shut out of the discussion of the rules governing their economic lives. Accessible and engaging and illustrated throughout with charts, graphs, and political cartoons, the book lays out a comprehensive plan for action.

Kranke Gesellschaften

Author : Richard G. Wilkinson
ISBN : 9783709161807
Genre : Medical
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