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Migration, Health and Inequality


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This book highlights recent developments in global migration, human rights, and health. Looking at diverse health issues and a variety of forms of migration it exposes the factors contributing to the vulnerability of different mobile groups. Migration, Health and Inequality argues that we need to look beyond host country responses and "biomedical" frameworks and include both the role of transnational health networks and indigenous ideas about health when trying to understand migrants' low levels of health relative to their host population. Offering a broad range of linkages between migrant agency, trans-nationalism and diaspora mechanisms, this unique collection also looks at the impact of migrant health on the health and rights of those communities that are left behind.

About the Author

Dr. Felicity Thomas currently works as a Lecturer at the University of Exeter, and as a Research Associate at the University of Sussex.

Dr. Jasmine Gideon is a Lecturer in Development Studies at Birkbeck College, University of London.

Table of Contents


Felicity Thomas and Jasmine Gideon

Chapter 1: Context and perspectives: who migrates and what are the risks?

Mary Haour-Knipe

Chapter 2: Impact on and use of health services by new migrants in Europe

Sally Hargreaves and Jon S. Friedland

Chapter 3: Do migrants have an enforceable right to healthcare in international human rights law?

Sue Willman

Chapter 4: International health worker migration: global inequality and the right to health

Rebecca Shah

Chapter 5: Socioeconomic vulnerability and its association with access to healthcare among immigrants in Chile

Bàltica Cabieses and Helena Tunstall

Chapter 6: Unaccompanied young people seeking asylum in the UK: mental health and rights

Elaine Chase

Chapter 7: Healthcare for trafficked migrants: UK policy 2000-10 and consequences for access

Siân Oram

Chapter 8: Vulnerable migrant women and charging for maternity care in the UK: advocating change

Rosalind Bragg

Chapter 9: Multiple medicaments: looking beyond structural inequalities in migrant healthcare

Felicity Thomas

Chapter 10: Harnessing 'diasporic' medical mobilities

Meghann Ormond

Chapter 11: Access versus entitlements: the health seeking for Latin American migrants in London

Jasmine Gideon

Chapter 12: Wellbeing and community self-help: Turkish-speaking women in London

Eleni Hatzidimitriadou and S. Gülfem Çakir

Product Details

Thomas, Felicity
Zed Books
Gideon, Jasmine
Ethnic Studies-Immigration
American Government/General
Emigration & Immigration
Sociology - General
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8.25 x 5.5 in

Related Subjects

Health and Self-Help » Health and Medicine » Medical Specialties
History and Social Science » Ethnic Studies » Immigration
History and Social Science » Politics » General
History and Social Science » Politics » Human Rights
History and Social Science » Sociology » General

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