The fortunes of medical sociology, like other public policy-relevant disciplines, are shaped by political dynamics and prevailing values and attitudes.
In the 1980s the field, which views disease and disability as consequences to a substantial degree of material conditions, social stratification, and inequalities among varying strata, lost ground to economics as societal attention focused on cost containment issues.
Sociological concern with social structures clashed with dominant conservative and individualistic perspectives and the increased focus on personal responsibility and market strategies.
Mots-clés Pascal : Homme, Economie santé, Analyse sociologique, Sciences sociales, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Assurance maladie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Human, Health economy, Social analysis, Social sciences, United States, North America, America, Health insurance
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 93-0193107
Code Inist : 002B30A. Création : 199406.