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Comparative case studies from Brazil, China, India, Mexico, and South Africa

Karen Siegel and David Stuckler

in Sick Societies

Published in print October 2011 | ISBN: 9780199574407
Published online January 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191731204 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199574407.003.0114
Comparative case studies from Brazil, China, India, Mexico, and South Africa

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This chapter is organized into five parts. Public health experts contribute a series of country case studies about social change and chronic diseases in five rapidly-emerging economies: Brazil, China, India, Mexico, and South Africa. These countries were chosen because they have undergone very rapid transformations to their ways of life in the past decade. Each is set to become a world power. Their economies have been growing at record pace. Yet, each shares a common threat of rising chronic diseases that risks the stability and sustainability of their development.

Keywords: chronic diseases; social change; public health; country case studies; emerging economics

Chapter.  35417 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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