Social roles and physical health : the case of female disadvantage in poor countries.
Women's culturally and socially determined roles greatly impair their health and that of their children through a complex web of physiological and behavioural interrelationships and synergies that pervade every aspect of their lives.
Women's roles also affect their use of health services since modern health care has been absorbed so successfully into traditional structures that families tend to allocate it, like food, according to characteristics such as sex and age.
Change may be occurring through the agency of female education and a redefinition of familial relationships, both of which operate to improve women's position, and hence their health.
Mots-clés Pascal : Femme, Rôle social, Santé, Sexe, Utilisation, Service santé, Milieu familial, Pays en développement, Facteur risque, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Woman, Social role, Health, Sex, Use, Health service, Family environment, Developing countries, Risk factor, Human
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 95-0047730
Code Inist : 002B30A01A2. Création : 09/06/1995.