Global Inequalities at Work: Work's Impact on the Health of Individuals, Families, and Societies. (October, 2003)
Edited by Jody Heyman.
"The field of occupational health has mapped one continent--that of individuals in industrialized countries--extremely well, butmuch territory has been left uncharted. 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 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 manifold ways in which work is affecting health. The first part covers the wide range of risks--physical, chemical, biological, and social--to the health of individual 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...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...Part IV investigates the new challenges to and opportunities for improving the relationships between work and health that are presented by a rapidly globalizing economy." [from the dust jacket]
New York: Oxford University Press. 333 pages.
Call number: RC967.G56 2003