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Engendering International Health: The Challenge of Equity

Engendering International Health: The Challenge of Equity BOOK REVIEW this topic has been bedeviled by a lack of plicated subject. One cannot cleanly dis- Engendering specific data. It is well established, for sociate gender from other social deter- example, that women in most societies minants such as income, wealth, social International Health: (except in South Asia) live longer on av- role, class, race and ethnicity. Is gender erage than their male counterparts. The just a holding ground for these often in- The Challenge of Equity higher morbidity of women as com- visible and unmeasurable socio-demo- pared with men, however, is still de- graphic forces? In some recent, more Edited by Gita Sen, Asha George bated in some quarters. In any case, how nuanced analyses of gender differences & Piroska Östlin one should interpret and respond to in health, controls for these other ‘con- The MIT Press gender disparities remains a complex founding factors’ are often presented enterprise. with significant unexplained residuals 467 pp, $24.95, 2002 This book has some interesting obser- being attributed to gender. The authors vations on gender equity versus gender argue that this is prima facie evidence of REVIEWED BY equality, with the latter gender being the appropri- M. OMAR RAHMAN Department of http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Nature Medicine Springer Journals

Engendering International Health: The Challenge of Equity

Nature Medicine , Volume 9 (4) – Apr 1, 2003

Engendering International Health: The Challenge of Equity

Abstract

BOOK REVIEW this topic has been bedeviled by a lack of plicated subject. One cannot cleanly dis- Engendering specific data. It is well established, for sociate gender from other social deter- example, that women in most societies minants such as income, wealth, social International Health: (except in South Asia) live longer on av- role, class, race and ethnicity. Is gender erage than their male counterparts. The just a holding ground for these often in- The Challenge of Equity higher...
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Publisher
Springer Journals
Copyright
Copyright © 2003 by Nature Publishing Group
Subject
Biomedicine; Biomedicine, general; Cancer Research; Metabolic Diseases; Infectious Diseases; Molecular Medicine; Neurosciences
ISSN
1078-8956
eISSN
1546-170X
DOI
10.1038/nm0403-388
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Abstract

BOOK REVIEW this topic has been bedeviled by a lack of plicated subject. One cannot cleanly dis- Engendering specific data. It is well established, for sociate gender from other social deter- example, that women in most societies minants such as income, wealth, social International Health: (except in South Asia) live longer on av- role, class, race and ethnicity. Is gender erage than their male counterparts. The just a holding ground for these often in- The Challenge of Equity higher morbidity of women as com- visible and unmeasurable socio-demo- pared with men, however, is still de- graphic forces? In some recent, more Edited by Gita Sen, Asha George bated in some quarters. In any case, how nuanced analyses of gender differences & Piroska Östlin one should interpret and respond to in health, controls for these other ‘con- The MIT Press gender disparities remains a complex founding factors’ are often presented enterprise. with significant unexplained residuals 467 pp, $24.95, 2002 This book has some interesting obser- being attributed to gender. The authors vations on gender equity versus gender argue that this is prima facie evidence of REVIEWED BY equality, with the latter gender being the appropri- M. OMAR RAHMAN Department of

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Nature MedicineSpringer Journals

Published: Apr 1, 2003

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