The Resource Wealth, health, and democracy in East Asia and Latin America, James W. McGuire

Wealth, health, and democracy in East Asia and Latin America, James W. McGuire

Label
Wealth, health, and democracy in East Asia and Latin America
Title
Wealth, health, and democracy in East Asia and Latin America
Statement of responsibility
James W. McGuire
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Why do some societies fare well, and others poorly, at reducing the risk of early death? Wealth, Health, and Democracy in East Asia and Latin America finds that the public provision of basic health care and other inexpensive social services has reduced mortality rapidly even in tough economic circumstances, and that political democracy has contributed to the provision and utilization of such social services, in a wider range of ways than is sometimes recognized. These conclusions are based on case studies of Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Costa Rica, Indonesia, South Korea, Taiwan, and Thailand, as well as on cross-national comparisons involving these cases and others. James W. McGuire is professor in the Department of Government at Wesleyan University. He specializes in comparative politics with a regional focus on Latin America and East Asia and a topical focus on democracy and public health. He is the author of Peronism without Perón: Unions, Parties, and Democracy in Argentina and is a recipient of Wesleyan's Binswanger Prize for Excellence in Teaching"--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
E7B
Dewey number
304.6/408832095
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HB1323.I42
LC item number
E1863 2010eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Wealth, health, and democracy in East Asia and Latin America, James W. McGuire
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Incomes, capabilities, and mortality decline -- Democracy, spending, services, and survival -- Costa Rica : a healthy democracy -- Chile : the Pinochet paradox -- Argentina : big welfare state, slow infant mortality decline -- Brazil : from laggard to leader in basic health service provision -- Taiwan : from poor but healthy to wealthy and healthy -- South Korea : small welfare state, fast infant mortality decline -- Thailand : democratization speeds infant mortality decline -- Indonesia : authoritarianism slows infant mortality decline -- Wealth, health, democracy, and mortality
Control code
ocn649910907
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xviii, 406 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780511743368
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b24998837
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)649910907
  • pebcs051174336X

Library Locations

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