- Can your country make you sick? Multi-level explorations of population health and human rights in a global perspective
- Award date
- 12 June 2013
- Number of pages
- 's-Hertogenbosch: Boxpress
- Document type
- PhD thesis
- Faculty of Medicine (AMC-UvA)
Research investigating health and human rights from a socio-epidemiological perspective is emerging. Still there is a noticeable paucity of research that empirically links population health to human rights concerns. In this thesis, three examples relevant to human rights are explored. We investigate the extent in which (i) gender inequality, (ii) civil liberties and political rights and (iii) corruption may affect population health. We also study how level of social protection and type of ‘welfare regime’ may impact population health. The different chapters within this book present analyses of data on a quarter of a million people all over the world. The connections between health and human rights are being discussed, recommendations are made to policy makers and suggestions for future research are outlined.
This book is of relevance to those who are interested in gaining empirical insight in country characteristics related to health and human rights.
- Research conducted at: Universiteit van Amsterdam
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