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Employment Challenges and Successes in Low- and Middle-Income Countries

Sophie Mitra

in Disability and Equity at Work

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199981212
eISBN:
9780199358007
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199981212.003.0011
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter deals with how to improve labor market outcomes for persons with disabilities in low- and middle-income countries. It reviews labor market outcomes across disability status and the ... More


Employment Policy Approaches and Multisectoral Implementation in Low- and Middle-Income Countries

Daniel Mont

in Disability and Equity at Work

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199981212
eISBN:
9780199358007
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199981212.003.0002
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

Focusing attention on disability and employment in low- and middle-income countries can be challenging because of high poverty rates and lack of availability of decent employment for large sectors of ... More


Assistive Technology and Employment in Low-Resource Environments

Joyojeet Pal

in Disability and Equity at Work

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199981212
eISBN:
9780199358007
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199981212.003.0006
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

The early years of implementation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities have led to an increase in scholarly research relating to disability rights and ... More


International and Global Health

Barry S. Levy

in Social Injustice and Public Health

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780190914653
eISBN:
9780190914684
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190914653.003.0021
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

Social injustice leads to profoundly increased rates of illness and premature death in low- and middle-income countries related to inadequate public health services and medical care, internal factors ... More


Paradigm Shifts and New Directions in Research on Early Childhood Development Programs in Low- and Middle-Income Countries

Hirokazu Yoshikawa and Ana María Nieto

in Handbook of Early Childhood Development Research and Its Impact on Global Policy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199922994
eISBN:
9780199980420
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199922994.003.0026
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter identifies emerging paradigm shifts for research that can address the next generation of practice and policy questions in early childhood development (ECD) in low- and middle-income ... More


Mental Health Systems Around the World

Shekhar Saxena, Jeremy Kane, Noa Krawczyk, and Judith K. Bass

in Public Mental Health

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780190916602
eISBN:
9780190916640
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190916602.003.0018
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter discusses the concepts, definitions, measurement instruments, and sources of data bearing on global mental health and mental illness. The discussion reveals the limited use of ... More


Global Mental Health Issues: Culture and Psychopathology

Judith K. Bass, Emily E. Haroz, and Norman Sartorius

in Public Mental Health

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780190916602
eISBN:
9780190916640
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190916602.003.0004
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter reviews cultural and contextual influences on the presentation and prevalence of mental health problems in low- and middle-income countries. “Culture” is defined as shared norms, ... More


Social Protection, Adolescent Well-Being, and Development in Low- and Middle-Income Countries

Suman Verma

in Handbook of Adolescent Development Research and Its Impact on Global Policy

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780190847128
eISBN:
9780190847159
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190847128.003.0016
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

Effective social protection policies are crucial to realizing adolescents’ rights, ensuring their well-being, breaking the cycle of poverty and vulnerability, and helping them realize their full ... More


Cognitive Enhancement: A South African Perspective

Dan J. Stein

in Cognitive Enhancement: Ethical and Policy Implications in International Perspectives

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780199396818
eISBN:
9780199396825
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199396818.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, General, Moral Philosophy

The majority of the global literature in psychiatry and psychology has focused on Western, educated, industrialized, rich, and democratic (WEIRD) regions. This chapter considers the issue of ... More


A Global Perspective on Occupational Health and Safety

Jorma H. Rantanen

in Occupational and Environmental Health

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780190662677
eISBN:
9780190662707
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190662677.003.0040
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

Occupational hazards as well as occupational injuries and diseases are frequent and serious problems not only in industrialized high-income countries, but also in low- and middle-income countries ... More


Handbook of Adolescent Development Research and Its Impact on Global Policy

Jennifer E. Lansford and Prerna Banati (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780190847128
eISBN:
9780190847159
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190847128.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

Of 1.2 billion adolescents in the world today, 90% live in low- and middle-income countries. These adolescents not only face many challenges but also represent a resource to be cultivated through ... More


Handbook of Early Childhood Development Research and Its Impact on Global Policy

Pia Rebello Britto, Patrice L. Engle, and Charles M. Super (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199922994
eISBN:
9780199980420
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199922994.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

Globally, young children bear the greatest burden of poverty, disease, neglect, and lack of educational opportunities. This volume’s goal is to promote evidence-based policies for advancing the ... More


Microfinance and Disability: Recommendations for Policymakers and Practitioners

Leif Atle Beisland and Roy Mersland

in Disability and Equity at Work

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199981212
eISBN:
9780199358007
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199981212.003.0007
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

Persons with disabilities living in low- and middle-income countries often struggle to obtain a job. Most of them turn to self-employment, so access to capital is thus a necessary ingredient for ... More


Depression in the Developing World

Harry Minas

in Depression: Law and Ethics

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780198801900
eISBN:
9780191840456
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198801900.003.0017
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Philosophy of Law

This chapter provides an overview of what is known about prevalence, social determinants, treatment, and course and impact of depression in developing, or low- and middle-income, countries. The ... More


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