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Social Marginalization - Health and Development from Global Perspectives

Jasneth Mullings

The University Of The West Indies - Mona Campus


Mona Sue Ho

Jamaica Social Investment Fund


Health Theory Social Theory Social Exclusion Social Marginalization Elderly Women Social Policy Human Rights International Development Partners Development Policy Social Accountability Social Research

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Social factors shape access to and utilization of resources and development. Many individuals and social groups face inequity in accessing rights and resources critical to human development as a result of experiences of marginalization, exclusion or discrimination. Exclusion limits participation in social, cultural, economic and political activities which threaten health and well-being, precipitating poverty, social dysfunction, and under-development. This book will share global perspectives on the subject, exploring social determinants of health, including theoretical discourse; social inequalities and implications for health and development; social protection, social policies and interventions; an examination of vulnerable groups, including elderly, disabled, and urban and informal communities, while exploring gender as an important variable in social exclusion.

Increasingly, governments and development institutions are recognizing the importance of addressing social exclusion for sustainable development. As such, the book will examine the role of government and the contribution of international development partners in the protection and support of marginalized groups and communities. Additionally, the role, responsibility, and response of academia as a socially accountable partner will form part of the discourse.

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Date completed: June 23rd 2020

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Jasneth Mullings

The University Of The West Indies - Mona Campus

Jasneth Asher Mullings has been working as an Epidemiologist/Research Scientist at the Office of the Dean, Faculty of Medical Sciences, The University of the West Indies since 2013. She also received her PhD degree in Epidemiology at the The University of the West Indies. Over the last decade she has contributed to the design and implementation of community health research, educational and intervention programs within the Caribbean. This work has incorporated training and service delivery. Through these programs, critical partnerships have been forged with governmental and non-governmental organizations. More recently her work has expanded to include an examination of the effects of neighbourhood structural and social processes on the health of the Jamaican population, with a focus on mental health effects.

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