Gender, Globalization, and Health in a Latin American Context

  • Authors
  • Jasmine¬†Gideon

Part of the Studies of the Americas book series (STAM)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Jasmine Gideon
    Pages 23-43
  3. Jasmine Gideon
    Pages 45-90
  4. Jasmine Gideon
    Pages 91-135
  5. Jasmine Gideon
    Pages 137-166
  6. Jasmine Gideon
    Pages 167-193
  7. Jasmine Gideon
    Pages 195-201
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 203-271

About this book


Using a political economy of health, Gender, Globalization, and Health in a Latin American Context demonstrates how the development of health systems in Latin America was closely linked to men's participation in formal labor. This established an inherent male bias that continues to shape health services today. While economic liberalization has created new jobs that have been taken up mainly by women, these jobs fail to offer the same health entitlements. Author Jasmine Gideon explores the resultant tensions and gender inequalities, which have been further exacerbated in the context of health care commercialization.


economy gender globalization governance health nature Policy social policy work

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