Poverty & Health in Different Contexts
Social Inequities in Child Mortality in
Mozambique & 19th Century Stockholm

By Gloria Macassa
December 2004
Almqvist & Wiksell
ISBN: 9122021000
129 pages, Illustrated, 6 " x 9 "
$72.50 Paper Original


This doctoral thesis in Public Health Sciences addresses social differentials in child mortality in Mozambique 1973-1997 and Stockholm 1878-1925 and their determinants. Results showed that social differentials in child mortality existed in the two settings, but that it was important to contextualize the study of indicators of social position/disadvantage, since the meaning of a certain social position could vary between different contexts, creating different health divides. In addition, the thesis suggests possible lessons that can be learned by today's low-income countries on the decline of infant mortality in Stockholm at the turn of the 19th century.

Sociology
Health Equity Studies, No. 4

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