Inequality

Inequality

The tides of change: addressing inequality and chronic disease in Atlantic Canada

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English
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Karen Hayward
Ronald Colman
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Health Canada, Population and Public Health Branch, Atlantic Region
Publication Date: 
2003
Publication Place: 
Halifax, NS

Presents a detailed analysis of the relationship between chronic disease and social inequity in the context of Atlantic Canada’s social and economic conditions.

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Includes bibliographical references.

Women's health policy guide: fact sheet

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English
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Prince Edward Island Advisory Council on the Status of Women
Publisher: 
Prince Edward Island Advisory Council on the Status of Women
Publication Date: 
2002
Publication Place: 
Charlottetown, PE

Describes ten important ways in which gender has an effect on health and health care. Illustrates these with PEI examples and statistics.

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Includes bibliographical references.

Convention on the elimination of all forms of discrimination against women: fifth report of Canada covering the period April 199

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English
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Human Rights Program
Publication Date: 
2002
Publication Place: 
Gatineau, Quebec

Provides a report card of Canada's progress in realizing all the goals of the CEDAW.

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GEND.C66 2002

Global health disparities

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English
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Optical Media
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Society for Public Health Education
California State University, Chico
Publisher: 
Society for Public Health Education and California State University Chico
Publication Date: 
2002
Publication Place: 
Chico, CA

Consists of easy-to-use web format CD-ROM supplement to April 2002 special issue of journal Health Promotion Practice. Contains over 700 primary source materials and 1000s of pages of information on global health inequalities arranged by health disparity areas: Assessment/Measurement; Children; Country Health Profiles; Economic Development; Environment; Epidemiology/Statistics; Globalization; Healthy People 2010 (USA); Homepages; Indigenous People; Legal/Political; Maternal/Infant; Newsletters; Poverty; Race/Ethnicity; Seniors; Technology; and, Women.

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HEAS.G53 2002

Gender equality in the labour market: lessons learned

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English
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Prairie Research Associates, Inc.
Publisher: 
Human Resources Development Canada
Publication Date: 
2002
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Identifies policies and programs that have improved position of women in the labour market. Requires a PDF reader.

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EMPL.L47 2002
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Includes bibliographical references.

The debate on globalization, poverty and inequality: why measurement matters

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English
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Martin Ravallion
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Development Research Group, World Bank
Publication Date: 
2003
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Washington, D.C.

Provides a non-technical overview of the conceptual and methodological issues underlying the markedly different claims that have been heard within the development community about how just much progress is being made against poverty and inequality in the current period of “globalization.” Argues that the dramatically differing positions taken in this debate often stem from differences in the concepts and definitions used and differences in data sources and measurement assumptions, differences that are often hidden from view in the debate, but that need to be considered carefully if one is to properly interpret the evidence. Also argues that the best available evidence suggests that, if the rate of progress against absolute poverty in the developing world in the 1990s is maintained, then the Millennium Development Goal of halving the 1990 aggregate poverty rate by 2015 will be achieved on time in the aggregate, though not in all regions. Concludes with some observations on the implications for policy-oriented debates on globalization and pro-poor growth.

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World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 3038

Diverse communities, common concerns: assessing health care quality for minority Americans. Findings from the Commonwealth Fund

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Karen Scott Collins
Dora L. Hughes
Michelle M. Doty
Brett L. Ives
Jennifer N. Edwards
Katie Tenney
Publisher: 
Commonwealth Fund
Publication Date: 
2002
Publication Place: 
New York, NY

Focuses on the differences in care experiences among whites, Hispanics, African Americans and Asian Americans. Demonstrates that on a wide range of health care quality measures, minority Americans do not fare as well as whites.

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Rags and riches: wealth inequality in Canada

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Steve Kerstetter
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Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
Publication Date: 
2002
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Analyzes statistical data regarding wealth distribution in Canada. Demonstrates that there exists a persistant inequality in the distribution of wealth. Stresses that lone-parent families headed by women were the poorest of all families in Canada in terms of their wealth,just as lone-parent families headed by women are among the poorest families year after year in terms of their current incomes.

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ISBN 0886272912

Turning the tide: CEDAW and the gender dimensions of the HIV/AIDS pandemic

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UNIFEM United Nations Development Fund for Women
Publisher: 
UNIFEM United Nations Development Fund for Women
Publication Date: 
2001
Publication Place: 
New York, NY

Examines how CEDAW can be put to work to address the HIV/AIDS epidemic from a gender perspective.

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AIDS.T87 2001
ISBN 0912917563
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Includes index.

Women's health and social inequality

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English
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Author: 
Esyllt Jones
Anna Ste. Croix Rothney
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Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives - Manitoba
Publication Date: 
2001
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

Considers some of the social, historical and cultural contexts that have shaped women's health experiences and made them different from those of men. Explorex five main themes that are prominent in the social sciences and feminist literature on women and health: (1) the health inequalities between women and men, and among women; (2) the social/historical development of these differences; (3) the health implications of women's paid and unpaid work; (4) the biomedical model and the medicalization of women's health, and (5) women's resistance and advocacy.

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ISBN 0886272572
WOMH.J66 2001
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