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Empowerment of Women for Promoting Health and Quality of Life

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Empowerment of Women for Promoting Health and Quality of Life reviews the evolution of modern Public Health and Global Public Health and the role of women's empowerment for promoting global health. It critically reviews the evolution of global health since the 1990s when the UN initiated the Human Development Approach and adopted the millennial development goals through global consensuses. It analyses the paradigm shifts from disease-based prevention usingthe Public Health model to a new paradigm focusing on the root causes of health problems globally (e.g. inequalities, powerlessness). It reviews the philosophical, theoretical and empirical foundations of these paradigms. The second section presents our meta-analysis of 86 successful women's empowerment case-studies around the world that address threats to health and well-being of their families and communities. These movements represent four domains: human-rights, equal-rights, health, and income. Using an EMPOWER (acronym) framework designed for the meta-analysis, it answers six questions: can ordinary women organize empowerment movements that enhance the well-being of their families and communities; if so,what are their characteristics; what problems motivate them; which empowerment methods are used and do they vary by domains; who support and oppose them and how; and what are the social contexts that affect their movements. Success consists of: accomplishing the original goal/s, external recognitionand/or replication by others, and subjective and objective empowerment outcomes. A summary of each case allows readers to learn directly from that movement. The final chapter critically reviews the key findings, issues and their implications for policy, actions, and research in human service professions.
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Specificații

ISBN-13: 9780199384662
ISBN-10: 0199384665
Pagini: 624
Dimensiuni: 164 x 242 x 37 mm
Greutate: 0.98 kg
Editura: Oxford University Press
Colecția OUP USA
Locul publicării: New York, United States

Recenzii

There is a growing consensus about the importance of womens empowerment both as a means for development and as an end in itself. The book on this topic by Snehendu B. Kar, focused on health promotion and quality of life, is a major achievement. It not only reviews the models dealing with empowerment and the most relevant literature on this topic, but also analyses a large number of case studies that clearly illustrate the way in which ordinary women empowerthemselves and, by doing so, improve the health and quality of life of their families and communities.
I am aware of no other publications for this topic that begin to equal Kars broad scope and depth of analysis, greatly benefited by the use of meta-analysis to draw general conclusions from diverse data. I am confident it will receive much attention and likely generate additional important research and publications. Those favoring womens empowerment for promoting health and quality of life will find it an excellent resource.

Notă biografică

Snehendu B. Kar, MSc, MPH, DrPH, is a Fulbright-Nehru Distinguished Chair, Associate Dean, and Chair Emeritus of the Fielding School of Public Health; the Founding Director of MPH for Health Professionals Program in Community Health Sciences at the Fielding School of Public Health; and Professor Emeritus of Public Health and Asian American Studies at UCLA.