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Social Injustice and Public Health

Edited by Barry S. Levy and Victor W. Sidel

Published in print September 2005 | ISBN: 9780195171853
Published online September 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780199865352 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195171853.001.0001
Social Injustice and Public Health

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The aim of this book is to offer a comprehensive approach to understanding social injustice and its impact on public health. Part I explores the nature of social injustice and its adverse effects on public health. Part II describes in detail how the health of ten specific population groups is affected by social injustice. Part III explores how social injustice adversely affects health in ten different areas, ranging from infectious diseases to mental health, from prevention of assaultive violence and war, to occupational health and safety. Part IV provides an action agenda for what needs to be done to prevent social injustice and to minimize its impact on health. In sum, the book examines social injustice as a principal causative factor and as a consequence of many public health problems.

Keywords: minorities; vulnerable populations; infectious diseases; nutrition; chronic diseases; mental health; violence; environmental health; occupational health; human rights

Book.  551 pages.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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The Socioeconomically Disadvantaged in Social Injustice and Public Health

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Racial And Ethnic Minorities in Social Injustice and Public Health

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Women in Social Injustice and Public Health

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Children in Social Injustice and Public Health

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Older People in Social Injustice and Public Health

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People With Disabilities in Social Injustice and Public Health

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Incarcerated People in Social Injustice and Public Health

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Homeless People in Social Injustice and Public Health

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