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Migration and Health

By Paul Boyle

Routledge – 2004 – 224 pages

Series: Routledge Research in Population and Migration

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    With an increasing number of refugees crossing country borders in search of a new life or escape from the torments of their homeland, migration is a topical issue that is set to grow. Written by well-known author Paul Boyle, this work constitutes the first integrated book covering the relationship between migration and human health.

    Beginning with an examination of the problems associated with the use of migrants in epidemiological studies, Boyle's book moves on to discuss and explore:

    • the role of migration in the evolution of gene pools
    • the various consequences of population movement including the diffusion of diseases such as malaria, HIV, AIDS and tuberculosis
    • mismatches between the distribution of health services and the ever-changing nature of population distribution
    • the impact of migration upon migrants themselves.

    Finally, the use of migrants in helping to understand the role of environmental and genetic factors in the occurrence of disease is then considered.

    Drawing upon a wealth of geographical literature and international case studies, this revealing book provides a concise account of the relationship between migration and health, accessible to all.

    Contents

    1. Introduction 2. Migration: The 'Bugbear' in Epidemiological Studies of Human Health 3. Migration and Genetics 4. Migration and the Spread of Disease 5. Migration and Health Service Provision 6. Health and the Migration Event 7. Migration and Acculturation: 'One of Nature's Unplanned Experiments' 8. Conclusion

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    Description: By Paul Boyle. With an increasing number of refugees crossing country borders in search of a new life or escape from the torments of their homeland, migration is a topical issue that is set to grow. Written by well-known author Paul Boyle, this work constitutes the...
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