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International Studies in Population

New Approaches to Death in Cities during the Health Transition

Editors: Ramiro Fariñas, Diego, Oris, Michel (Eds.)

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  • Sheds new light on urban health and social inequalitiesPresents an international perspective on long term urban demographic changesDescribes health transition in an urban world

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This book presents recent efforts and new approaches to improve our understanding of the evolution of health and mortality in urban environments in the long run, looking at transformation and adaptations during the process of rapid population growth. In a world characterized by large and rapidly evolving urban environments, the past and present challenges cities face is one of the key topics in our society. Cities are a world of differences and, consequently, of inequalities. At the same time cities remain, above all, the spaces of interactions among a variety of social groups, the places where poor, middle-class, and wealthy people, as well as elites, have coexisted in harmony or tension. Urban areas also form specific epidemiological environments since they are characterized by population concentration and density, and a high variety of social spaces from wealthy neighborhoods to slums. Inversely and coherently, cities develop answers in terms of sanitary policies and health infrastructures. This balance between risk and protective factors is, however, not at all constant across time and space and is especially endangered in periods of massive demographic growth, particularly periods of urbanization mainly led by immigration flows that transform both the socioeconomic and demographic composition of urban populations and the morphological nature of urban environments. Therefore this book is an unique contribution in which present day and past socio-demographic and health challenges confronted by big urban environments are combined.

About the authors

Diego Ramiro-Fariñas (PhD in Sociology, 1998, UCM), Head of the Department of Population at the Spnaish National Research Council. Marie Curie Fellow at the Cambridge Group for the History of Population and Social Structure at the University of Cambridge (UK) from 1998 to 2000. From 2001, tenured scientist at the Spanish National Research Council. From 2002, Head of the Department of Demography. From 2010-2012, Vice-Director at the Center for Human and Social Sciences. From 2011, elected President of the Iberian Association of Historical Demography. From 2011, Member of the International Advisory Board of the Historical Sample of the Netherlands. From 2012, Member of the Council of Advisors of Population Europe, the Network of Leading’s Demographic Research Centers in Europe. From 2013, Head of the Department of Population. From 2014, Chair of the Historical Demography Panel at IUSSP. From 2015, Secretary General and Treasurer of the European Society of Historical Demography and member of the Advisory Board of the LatinAmerican Mortality Database University of Wisconsin-Madison. From 2016, IP and Coordinator of ITN Marie Curie H2020 LONGPOP project. His main areas of interest are on the study of mortality and health, demographic analysis and longitudinal studies.
Michel Oris (PhD in History, 1991, University of Liège) occupied a number of research posts through Belgium's Fund for Scientific Research. Since March of 2000 he has been a full professor at the Geneva School of Social Sciences at the University of Geneva. He teaches Demography, Economic and Social History, and Socioeconomics. Before joining the Rectorate in mid-July of 2015, he was the director of the Interdisciplinary Center for Gerontology and Vulnerability Studies and codirector of the Swiss National Centre of Competency in Research "LIVES. Overcoming Vulnerabilities. Life Course Perspectives". He also founded and directed the Socioeconomics program at the University of Geneva. He is president of the Association Internationale des Démographes de Langue Française and the Société de Démographie Historique. His research focuses on inequalities, with an emphasis on the living and health conditions of the elderly, injustices regarding death, and interactions between individual trajectories and the dynamics of social structures, and between vulnerabilities and life courses.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

Table of contents (12 chapters)
  • New Approaches to Death in Cities During the Health Transition: An Introduction

    Pages 1-16

    Oris, Michel (et al.)

  • Understanding Infant Mortality in the City: Exploring Registration and Compositional Effects. Madrid, 1905–1906

    Pages 19-42

    Eugercios, Bárbara A. Revuelta (et al.)

  • Environment, Housing, and Infant Mortality: Udine, 1807–1815

    Pages 43-54

    Fornasin, Alessio (et al.)

  • Residential Mobility and Child Mortality in Early Twentieth Century Belfast

    Pages 55-76

    Reid, Alice (et al.)

  • Micro-Analysis of Mortality in Urban Areas. The Parish of Oliveira in Guimarães, in Northern Portugal Between the Eighteenth and Twentieth Centuries

    Pages 77-93

    Amorim, Maria Norberta (et al.)

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eBook 32,12 €
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Hardcover 103,99 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-43001-0
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Softcover 41,59 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-99400-0
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
New Approaches to Death in Cities during the Health Transition
Editors
  • Diego Ramiro Fariñas
  • Michel Oris
Series Title
International Studies in Population
Series Volume
12
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-43002-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-43002-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-43001-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-99400-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 241
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