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  • Global Inequalities at Workby Jody Heymann

    Oxford University Press 2003; US$ 69.99

    Drawing on studies in five continents, this book brings together international authorities to critically examine the many ways in which work is affecting health around the world. The first section covers the wide range of risks--physical, chemical, and social--to the health of employees in agricultural, industrial and post-industrial workplaces. ... more...

  • Forgotten Familiesby Jody Heymann

    Oxford University Press 2006; US$ 15.99

    Based on over a thousand in-depth interviews and survey data from more than 55,000 families spanning five continents, Forgotten Families is the first truly global account of how the changing conditions of work threaten children, women and men, and the infirm. It addresses problems faced by working families in industrialized and developing countries... more...

  • How are Workers with Family Responsibilities Faring in the Workplace?by Jody Heymann

    International Labour Office 2004; US$ 5.00

    Based on interviews of workers in Botswana, Honduras, Mexico, Russia, the United States and Vietnam, shows how women lost their jobs or had to contend themselves with low-wage employment as a consequence of being pregnant or being involved in child rearing or when caring for adults in need. Refers to protective measures foreseen by pertinent ILO Conventions. more...

  • The Widening Gapby Jody Heymann

    Basic Books 2001; US$ 26.00

    This hard-hitting book draws on the first systematic national research on how the need to meet family obligations is affecting working Americans of all social classes and ethnic groups. What happens when kids get sick? When an elderly parent is hospitalized? How do poor families cope with work-family demands? Jody Heymann's research points to a widening... more...

  • Raising the Global Floorby Jody Heymann; Alison Earle

    Stanford University Press 2009; US$ 35.00

    News stories on the impact of job loss appear daily in the media. Less reported is that working conditions in many countries around the world have deteriorated as rapidly as jobs have been lost—and this affects ten times as many people. Working conditions significantly impact our health, the amount of time we can spend with family, our options during... more...

  • Making Equal Rights Realby Jody Heymann; Adele Cassola

    Cambridge University Press 2012; US$ 46.00

    Details approaches to implementing equal rights for women in Africa, children in the Middle East and different minorities in Asia and North America. more...

  • Ensuring a Sustainable Futureby Jody Heymann; Magda Barrera

    Oxford University Press 2013; US$ 82.99

    This edited volume outlines the most innovative programs to address environmental challenges and improve the welfare of poor and marginalized populations. Ensuring a Sustainable Future documents how initiatives around transportation, agriculture, renewable energy, and green jobs can benefit the environment, the economy, and lead to greater equity... more...

  • Disability and Equity at Workby Jody Heymann; Michael Ashley Stein; Gonzalo Moreno

    Oxford University Press 2013; US$ 87.99

    Hundreds of millions of people with disabilities around the world are out of work or underemployed. Disability and Equity at Work is the first book to document what can be done to improve the employment situation of people with disabilities globally, from attaining their first job through career advancement. Increasing employment rates makes economic... more...

  • Protecting Childhood in the AIDS Pandemicby Jody Heymann; Lorraine Sherr; Rachel Kidman

    Oxford University Press 2011; US$ 64.99

    Protecting Childhood in the AIDS Pandemic provides lessons from experts around the world on how to transform the outcomes of children affected by HIV/AIDS. It examines which public policies and programs best meet the full range of children's needs, from medical care to social support and from infancy to adolescence. more...

  • Healthier Societiesby Jody Heymann; Clyde Hertzman; Morris L. Barer; Robert G. Evans

    Oxford University Press 2005; US$ 69.99

    Extensive research has shown that social factors are as important as biological ones in determining health, and their impact is enormous in both adults and children. The challenge of changing public policies and programs remains. Healthier Societies: From Analysis to Action addresses the fundamental questions which will lead the way toward countries... more...