Health Inequities in Canada

Health Inequities in Canada

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There is a growing recognition that existing theories on, and approaches to, health inequities are limited in their ability to capture how they are produced through changing, co-constituted, and intersecting effects of multiple forms of oppression. Intersectionality considers the interactions and combined impacts of social locations and structural processes on the creation and perpetuation of inequities. This volume brings together activists, scholars, and community-based researchers to apply interpretations of intersectionality to health and organizational governance cases. By addressing specific health issues, it demonstrates that inequities cannot be understood without the interrogation of power and diverse social locations and structures that shape lives and experiences of health.This volume examines how women and older workers in small IT companies are disproportionately vulnerable to economic uncertainty within their industry.

Title:Health Inequities in Canada
Author:Olena Hankivsky
Publisher:UBC Press - 2011-05-01


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