Poverty and health

Women with disabilities challenge the body beautiful

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English
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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
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April D’Aubin
Diane Driedger
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Vol 12, No.4
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1992
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article is an examination of the pressures women are under to conform to an unattainable standard of beauty and the double impact this has on women with disabilities. 

 

 

Welfare: far from well

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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
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Joanne Doucette
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Vol 9, No.3
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1988
Publication Place: 
Toronto, On

This article explores the topic of women and social assistance. Gives statistics regarding the feminization of poverty,  points to the barriers within the system to achieve full social and economic participation of all women. 

Violence and feminist strategy

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English
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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
Varda Burstyn
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Vol 5, No. 3
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1984
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article explores the ways in which feminist approaches to theorizing and strategizing about violence has shifted over the years. Focus on violence and health. 

The nutrition transition and obesity

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English
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Online
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Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Explains ‘nutrition transition’ – major changes in diet and physical activity – a phenomenon underlying the rising rates of obesity in the developing world.

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Food insecurity-obesity paradox for women in Atlantic Canada

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English
Translated Title: 
Le paradoxe entre l'insécurité alimentaire et l'obésité
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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Online
Author: 
Jane Shulman
Publisher: 
Canadian Women's Health Network
Publication Date: 
2012

Network article that discusses the results of the study The Food Insecurity-Obesity Paradox as a Vicious Cycle for Women: A Qualitative Study by the Atlantic Centre of Excellence for Women's Health. The study investigated the links between moderate food insecurity, overweight/obesity and chronic disease for women in Atlantic Canada, especially those in marginalized and vulnerable populations. 

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12th Annual national report card on health care

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English
Translated Title: 
12e Bulletin national annuel sur la santé
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Online
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Ipsos Reid Public Affairs
Publication Date: 
August 2012
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Results of the annual poll that measures public opinion with respect to the health of the Canadian health care system. Found that the growing disparity in income in Canada has also meant a growing disparity in Canadians' perceptions of their health. In this report, higher income respondents were 29 percentage points more likely to describe their health as excellent or very good in comparison to lower income respondents. In 2009, the gap between the two groups was 17 points.

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Careful measures: an exploration of the sex and gender dimensions of a deprivation index

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Atlantic Centre of Excellence for Womens' Health (ACEWH)
Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
Prairie Women's Health Centre of Excellence (PWHCE)
British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women's Health (BCCEWH)
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Online
Author: 
Margaret Haworth-Brockman, Ed.
Harpa Isfeld, Ed.
Ann Pederson, Ed.
Barbara Clow, Ed.
Anna Liwande, Ed.
Brooke Kinniburgh, Ed.
Publisher: 
The British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women's Health, in partnership with the Prairie Women's Health Centre of Excellence and the Atlantic Centre of Excellence for Women's Health
Publication Date: 
2012
Publication Place: 
Vancouver, BC

Explores whether women and men (girls and boys) have the same experiences of material and social deprivation and of health, and how these similarities or differences are accounted for in terms of indicator development and structure. Examines the opportunities for and the limitations of one deprivation index to represent the different experiences of men and of women in Canada by conducting a sex- and gender-based analysis (SGBA) of the indicators included in the index and calculating the index by sex using Statistics Canada's Census data for Vancouver, Winnipeg and Halifax. Results suggest that a deprivation index may not apply to men and women equally, and point to the need for thorough exploration of sex and gender differences associated with components of multivariate indices to ensure that they reflect the experience of men and women.

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Includes bibliographical references. Contents: Introduction PART I: Theories and Constructs of Disadvantage: Where are Sex and Gender? PART II: Measuring Deprivation: Losing Sight of Sex and Gender PART III: Sex- and Gender-based Analysis of the Indicators in the INSPQ Deprivation Index PART IV: Exploring the INSPQ Deprivation Index by Sex PART V: Discussion and Conclusions: Keeping Sex and Gender in Careful Measures

Reduced poverty = better health for all: 2010 report card on child and family poverty in Canada: 1989 – 2010

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Online
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Campaign 2000
Publication Date: 
2010
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

Report cards on child and family poverty stating,Canada’s economic recovery hinges on federal leadership to pull recession victims out of the poor house and prevent Canadians from plunging into deeper poverty.” Compares most recent child and family poverty rate compared to 21 years ago, when Parliament unanimously resolved to end child poverty by 2000, and finds that 610,000 children (2008 LICO after-tax) and their families lived in poverty even before the recession hit.

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Available online.
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ISBN: 1-894250-63-X
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Contains bibliographical references.

A practical guide to PhotoVoice: sharing pictures, telling stories and changing communities

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Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
Prairie Women's Health Centre of Excellence (PWHCE)
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Paper
Online
Author: 
Beverly Palibroda
Brigette Krieg
Lisa Murdock
Joanne Havelock
Publisher: 
Prairie Women's Health Network
Publication Date: 
2009
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

A step by step guide on how to bring together small groups of women to capture their stories foster discussion of their community's issues such as women's poverty, food security and health.

In a PhotoVoice project, after training from a professional photographer, women use a disposable camera to take pictures that represent their experiences of living in poverty, and the policies and programs they would like to change or keep. The women then meet to share their pictures and talk about what the photos mean to them. Their powerful images can be showcased in public showings, to broaden awareness of the realities of living in poverty and stimulate action for just social and economic policies to improve women's lives.

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Visit their website to order a copy. Also available online.
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Order using for $12 the online form or phone (204) 982-6630. Includes bibliographical references.

Focus on poverty in Canada

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English
Translated Title: 
Le point sur la pauvreté au Canada
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Online
Author: 
Marcel Lauzière (Ed.)
Edition: 
Volume 29, No. 3 & 4
Publisher: 
Perception (Canadian Council on Social Development)
Publication Date: 
2008
Publication Place: 
Ottawa ON

An issue of Perception devoted to poverty, including articles on: Defining and re-defining poverty in Canada, Towards a National Ideal: Canada Without Poverty by 2020, Four Cornerstones of a Workable National Strategy for Canada, Newfoundland and Labrador's Action Plan to Reduce Poverty, Quebec's Law Against Poverty and Social Exclusion: An Interview with Alain Noel, "Why is it so tough to get ahead?", Using social data for success, as well as a new report on economic well-being of children in North America and an update on the Canadian Social Forum.

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Available online.
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ISSN: 0704-5263
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