Synopses & Reviews
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?
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?
Chapter 4: International health worker migration: global inequality and the right to health
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
Chapter 7: Healthcare for trafficked migrants: UK policy 2000-10 and consequences for access
Chapter 8: Vulnerable migrant women and charging for maternity care in the UK: advocating change
Chapter 9: Multiple medicaments: looking beyond structural inequalities in migrant healthcare
Chapter 10: Harnessing 'diasporic' medical mobilities
Chapter 11: Access versus entitlements: the health seeking for Latin American migrants in London
Chapter 12: Wellbeing and community self-help: Turkish-speaking women in London
Eleni Hatzidimitriadou and S. Gülfem Çakir