Advancing Health in Developing Countries: The Role of Social Research

Synopsis

What is the relationship between social science research and public health policy, particularly in the developing world? This question is at the heart of this volume drawn from Rockefeller Foundation-sponsored conferences at Harvard University. The collection examines the theoretical impact of social science research as well as specific case studies where social science research has been successfully applied to public health issues--such as the anti-smoking movement in the U.S.; measures to prevent and control HIV infection in the U.K., Sweden, and the U.S.; anti-malaria measures; and the application of dietary management and lot quality assurance sampling to public health issues in Peru.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Norma C. Ware
  • Nicholas A. Christakis
  • Arthur Kleinman
  • Stephen M. Weiss
  • David Mechanic
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • New York
Publication year:
  • 1992