Global Inequalities at Work

Global Inequalities at Work : Work's Impact on the Health of Individuals, Families, and Societies

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A map of the relationship between work and health that is truly global, both geographically and in its coverage of the impact of work on the health of individuals, families, and societies, has not previously been drawn. Global Inequalities at Work is the first book to fill in the map. Drawing from studies done around the world, it critically examines the many ways in which work is affecting health around the world. The first section covers the wide range of risks - physical, chemical, and social - to the health of employees in agricultural, industrial, and post-industrial workplaces. Part II provides a detailed analysis of how working conditions can dramatically influence the health and welfare of family members, including children, elderly parents, and the disabled, in both the developing and industrial world. Part III examines the relationships between work and health at the societal level by focusing on two examples: the ways in which working conditions affect income inequalities and health, and the ways in which working conditions influence gender inequalities and health. Part IV investigates the new challenges to and opportunities for improving the relationship between work and health that are presented by a rapidly globalizing economy. Global Inequalities at Work addresses these issues at a time when globalization is both markedly changing the impact of work on the health of individuals, families, and societies, and radically revising what can be done about it. Leaders from universities, international organizations, and nongovernmental organizations bring to this edited volume expertise from six continents.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 354 pages
  • 154.9 x 231.1 x 30.5mm | 635.04g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • New.
  • numerous tables and figures
  • 0195150864
  • 9780195150865

Review quote

"Global Inequalities at Work is probably one of the first books to examine the impact of work on health of families and societies in different parts of the world. Besides its immediate relevance for occupational health, public health, and public policy programs, [this book] can potentially offer another important contribution, as a temporal landmark for future observation of the exten and speed of improvement in global work conditions and the success or failure of the different strategies described by its authors for such improvements." --JAMAshow more

Table of contents

PART I: GLOBAL HEALTH RISKS IN THE WORKPLACE: THE IMPACT ON INDIVIDUALS; PART II: THE BROADER IMPACT OF GLOBAL WORKING CONDITIONS: THE EFFECT ON FAMILIES; PART III: THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN WORK AND POPULATION HEALTH; PART IV: GLOBALIZATION OF THE ECONOMY: THE RISKS AND OPPORTUNITIES IT CREATES FOR HEALTHshow more