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The Resource Stunted lives, stagnant economies : poverty, disease, and underdevelopment, Eileen Stillwaggon

Stunted lives, stagnant economies : poverty, disease, and underdevelopment, Eileen Stillwaggon

Label
Stunted lives, stagnant economies : poverty, disease, and underdevelopment
Title
Stunted lives, stagnant economies
Title remainder
poverty, disease, and underdevelopment
Statement of responsibility
Eileen Stillwaggon
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Stunted Lives, Stagnant Economies describes in vivid detail the living conditions of the poor in developing countries and the diseases and injuries that result from this environment of need. Most of the diseases that affect the poor - cholera, summer diarrhea, tuberculosis, lice, worms, leprosy - result from the poverty of their environment. Poverty also determines the availability and effectiveness of the medical response. Using Argentina as a case study, Eileen Stillwaggon argues that making good health available to everyone is not a scientific problem but an economic one." "The debt crisis of the 1980s and the subsequent structural adjustment policies adopted by most developing countries exacerbated the problems faced by the poor. What kind of future can a nation build when the health of the majority of the population - its workforce - is at risk or compromised because social services have been reduced? Without adequate health care and social services, people cannot live up to their potential, and the spiral of poverty continues. But there are ways to fight this cycle of poverty. With a clear vision of the future, Stillwaggon offers practical, low-cost solutions to promote human development and economic growth."--Jacket
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1949-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Stillwaggon, Eileen
Dewey number
362.1/09172/4
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
LC call number
RA418.5.P6
LC item number
S74 1998eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
NLM call number
  • 1998 D-139
  • WA 395
NLM item number
S857s 1998
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Poor
  • Poor
  • Poor
  • Poor
  • Poor
  • Public Health
  • Developing Countries
  • Poverty
  • Delivery of Health Care
  • Health Surveys
  • Social Problems
  • HEALTH & FITNESS
  • MEDICAL
  • MEDICAL
  • HEALTH & FITNESS
  • MEDICAL
  • MEDICAL
  • Poor
  • Poor
  • Poor
  • Developing countries
  • Latin America
Label
Stunted lives, stagnant economies : poverty, disease, and underdevelopment, Eileen Stillwaggon
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 311-334) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. The Plague of Poverty -- 2. Argentine History and Society -- 3. Housing and Health -- 4. Chagas' Disease -- 5. Water, Waste, and Garbage -- 6. The Underdeveloped State -- 7. Divided Economy, Divided Medicine -- 8. Primary Health Care -- 9. Public Hospitals -- 10. Infant and Child Mortality -- 11. Stunted Development in Children and Adolescents -- 12. The Debilitated Work Force -- 13. Healthy Development
Control code
44958399
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 342 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780813558851
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
maps
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)44958399
Label
Stunted lives, stagnant economies : poverty, disease, and underdevelopment, Eileen Stillwaggon
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 311-334) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. The Plague of Poverty -- 2. Argentine History and Society -- 3. Housing and Health -- 4. Chagas' Disease -- 5. Water, Waste, and Garbage -- 6. The Underdeveloped State -- 7. Divided Economy, Divided Medicine -- 8. Primary Health Care -- 9. Public Hospitals -- 10. Infant and Child Mortality -- 11. Stunted Development in Children and Adolescents -- 12. The Debilitated Work Force -- 13. Healthy Development
Control code
44958399
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 342 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780813558851
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
maps
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)44958399

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