- Paperback: 400 pages
- Publisher: Common Courage Press; 1st edition (July 1, 2002)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1567511600
- ISBN-13: 978-1567511604
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 1.5 x 8.9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 8 customer reviews
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Dying For Growth: Global Inequality and the Health of the Poor 1st Edition
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Importantly, the book does not simply rage against current trends or advocate for an uncritical return to a romanticized past or puritan future. Instead it makes the case for immediate practical action on measures that will bring significant relief -- such as debt cancellation for the world's poorest countries -- while advocating the need for taking a critical approach to prevailing wisdoms. Its greatest strength lies in its dogged focus on the fundamentals for the poor -- by asking how does growth help improve the lives of real people, how can globalization create real opportunity for people on the margins and what sorts of economic policies need to be in place to achieve health for all.
There are many important books on international development and global health. But every now and then one comes around that frames all the key issues in a powerful and accessible manner and has the capacity to inspire practical action. Dying for Growth is one of those, and couldn't have been more timely.
Using health as an indicator of social inequality, the authors examine the connections between poverty and illness. Aggregate statistics depicting the health status on a global scale are improving is debunked. Rather, there is an uneven distribution of health improvements: the wealthy have access to comprehensive medical care while the poor are dying from preventable diseases. Access to resources is restricted, even in the midst of technological advancements in medicine. The goal of this book is to examine how international organizations such as the World Bank, IMF, and WTO along with TNCs influence political and economic structures of nations which in turn affect the accessibility , cost, and quality of health care provided (if any). The central question raised concerns what pattern of growth will benefit those in need the most? How can we redistribute global resources from the powerful few to the many of the world's poor?
There is no doubt that the subject matter of this book is very extensive and the book itself is pretty thick, but reading this book will enable one to gain a better understanding of how recent trends in globalization have had devasting effects on the world's population. The authors provide good case studies that illustrate their main arguments. This book continues to serve as a vital reference source for my studies.