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Spatial Inequalities

Health, Poverty, and Place in Accra, Ghana

Editors: Weeks, John R, Hill, Allan G., Stoler, Justin (Eds.)

  • Provides an unique analyses of spatial inequalities in health and well-being in urban West Africa
  • Illustrates novel analytical approaches to health and well-being
  • Includes cutting edge applications of remote sensing analyses to urban public health
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About this book

This book provides a fresh analysis of the demography, health and well-being of a major African city.  It brings a range of disciplinary approaches to bear on the pressing topics of urban poverty, urban health inequalities and urban growth.  The approach is primarily spatial and includes the integration of environmental information from satellites and other geospatial sources with social science and health survey data. The authors Ghanaians and outsiders, have worked to understand the urban dynamics in this burgeoning West African metropolis, with an emphasis on urban disparities in health and living standards. Few cities in the global South have been examined from so many different perspectives. Our analysis employs a wide range of GIScience methods, including analysis of remotely sensed imagery and spatial statistical analysis, applied to a wide range of data, including census, survey and health clinic data, all of which are supplemented by field work, including systematic social observation, focus groups, and key informant interviews. This book aims to explain and highlight the mix of methods, and the important findings that have been emerging from this research, with the goal of providing guidance and inspiration for others doing similar work in cities of other developing nations.

Reviews

“Spatial Inequalities is a collection of papers emanating from a series of integrated studies examining demographic, health, and wellbeing outcomes in the city of Accra, Ghana. … I enjoyed the book as a whole and especially as a vehicle to help better understand the interplay of health, poverty, and place in Accra, but for this reviewer a notable strength of the book was the recurring focus on conceptual, methodological, and analytical issues.” (Stephen A. Matthews, Spatial Demography, Vol. 3, 2015)


Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • Introduction to the Accra School: An Overview of Health, Poverty, and Place in Accra

    Weeks, John R. (et al.)

    Pages 3-23

  • Defining Neighborhood Boundaries for Urban Health Research: A Case Study of Accra, Ghana

    Engstrom, Ryan (et al.)

    Pages 27-38

  • Neighborhoods of Health: Comparing Boundaries for Measuring Contextual Effects on Health in Accra, Ghana

    Jankowska, Marta

    Pages 39-56

  • Delineation and Classification of Urban Neighborhoods of Accra, Ghana, from Quickbird Imagery: Manual vs. Semi-automated Approaches

    Lippitt, Christopher D. (et al.)

    Pages 57-71

  • Methods for Texture-Based Classification of Urban Fringe Areas from Medium and High Resolution Satellite Imagery

    Møller-Jensen, Lasse

    Pages 73-86

Buy this book

eBook £70.00
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  • ISBN 978-94-007-6732-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover £88.00
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  • ISBN 978-94-007-6731-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover £88.00
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  • ISBN 978-94-007-9647-8
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Spatial Inequalities
Book Subtitle
Health, Poverty, and Place in Accra, Ghana
Editors
  • John R Weeks
  • Allan G. Hill
  • Justin Stoler
Series Title
GeoJournal Library
Series Volume
110
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht.
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-6732-4
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-6732-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-6731-7
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-9647-8
Series ISSN
0924-5499
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 219
Number of Illustrations and Tables
39 b/w illustrations
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