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

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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
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McGuire, James W.
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HB1323.I42
LC item number
M34 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Infants
  • Infants
  • East Asia
  • East Asia
  • Latin America
  • Latin America
Label
Wealth, health, and democracy in East Asia and Latin America, James W. McGuire
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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
436975331
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xviii, 406 p.
Isbn
9780521515467
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2009047101
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)436975331
Label
Wealth, health, and democracy in East Asia and Latin America, James W. McGuire
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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
436975331
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xviii, 406 p.
Isbn
9780521515467
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2009047101
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)436975331

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