This work examines health, defined in its broadest meaning, in rural China today. It explores the current social distribution of health status, health behaviour and health care and the processes by which these came about. By exploring universal questions in the social, historical and political context of rural China, the authors advance our understanding of the social processes which shape the social distribution of health and health care, and draw policy implications for both post-industrial and developing societies. Using rural China as a case study, three main issues are addressed: The role of ideology, politics and economic processes in shaping access to health and healthcare for the rural population; The behaviour patterns of lay persons and health professionals and the degree to which they are influenced by specific social context; Patterns of health inequalities and the distribution of health services. The book will be a useful reference for students, researchers and policy makers with an interest in healthcare in developing as well as post-industrial societies.
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing Group
Dimensions: 234 x 156 mm
You may also be interested in...
£34.43Mixed media product
£33.75Mixed media product
Please sign in to write a review
Simply reserve online and pay at the counter when you collect. Available in shop from just two hours, subject to availability.
Thank you for your reservation
Your order is now being processed and we have sent a confirmation email to you at
When will my order be ready to collect?
Following the initial email, you will be contacted by the shop to confirm that your item is available for collection.
Call us on or send us an email at
Unfortunately there has been a problem with your order
Please try again or alternatively you can contact your chosen shop on or send us an email at