The economic injustice of maternal mortality

a feminist analysis by Eileen Kerwin Jones

Publisher: Edwin Mellen in New York

Written in English
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  • Feminist theory -- Moral and ethical aspects,
  • Mothers -- Mortality,
  • Poor women

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

StatementEileen Kerwin Jones ; with a foreword by Heather Eaton.
LC ClassificationsHQ1190 .J664 2008
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22696181M
ISBN 10077344792X
ISBN 109780773447929
LC Control Number2008051081

Widowers' accounts of maternal mortality among women of low socioeconomic status in Nigeria Article in African Journal of Reproductive Health 16(3) September with 90 Reads. Maternal mortality in Internationally comparable MMR estimates by the Maternal Mortality Estimation Inter-Agency Group (MMEIG) WHO, UNICEF, UNFPA, World Bank Group and the United Nations Population Division SOUTH AFRICA Department of Economic and Social Affairs, A Look at the Study. The Washington Post article draws on the study “Changing views on child mortality and economic sanctions in Iraq: a history of lies, damned lies and statistics” 2, which was written by two researchers at the London School of Economics (LSE) and published by the British Medical Journal of Global Health (BMJGH) on 24 July To summarize, the study describes the core.   Women die in childbirth at alarming rates. Maternal death is an excellent example of what the famous economist and philosopher Amartya Sen calls a “remediable injustice” — a condition that.

  Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today signed legislation (S/A) to create a Maternal Mortality Review Board charged with reviewing the cause of each maternal death in New York State and making recommendations to the Department of Health on strategies for preventing future deaths and improving overall health outcomes. "Battling Over Birth: Black Women and the Maternal Health Care Crisis" is a critical and timely resource for understanding black women's birthing experiences in the United States, a country where black women's lives--and the lives they create--are at much greater risk of death and injury than those of non-black women, the BWBJ researchers have woven a multi-faceted tapestry that reflects what Author: Joan Gregory. with the largest numbers of maternal deaths are Africa and Asia. At first glance, it appears that maternal mortality increased between and , but in reality differences between the two estimates is almost certainly a reflection of the alternative strategies used for estimation (World Health Organization and United Nations Children 's Fund, ). California introduced these plans in , and the state’s maternal-mortality rate has since plummeted to just over six deaths per , pregnancies, from nearly 17 in

A major driver of maternal health disparities in the U.S. is the growing contribution of non-communicable diseases to maternal mortality. Access to prenatal care also appears to play a role: Women receiving no prenatal care are three to four times more likely to have a pregnancy-related death than women who receive prenatal care. An invaluable primer on how inequity breeds ill health -New England Journal of MedicineAN ESSENTIAL WORK ON SOCIAL DETERMINANTS OF HEALTH, NOW UPDATED AND EXPANDEDThis newly revised edition of the classic text is a comprehensive, up-to-date resource for understanding and addressing the profound impacts of social injustice on public health. Maternal death can be seen as the ultimate and most serious failure of maternal health efforts, and because it is easier to measure than overall maternal health, maternal death (also called maternal mortality) has been widely used as the basis for both national and international comparisons. 3,4 Maternal death is defined as the death of a woman. Maternal Mortality/Morbidity Risk factors. Whiteness and Health Jennifer Malat, Sarah Mayorga-Gallo, David R. Williams • Psychological benefits from economic and social policies that favor dominant culture History of Reproductive Injustice Illustration of Dr. J. Marion Sims with Anarcha by Robert Thom. Anarcha wasFile Size: 2MB.

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The Economic Injustice of Maternal Mortality: A Feminist Ethical Analysis by Eileen Kerwin Jones ()Manufacturer: Edwin Mellen Press Ltd. Maternal mortality: a concrete consequence of women's poverty --Maternal mortality: global economics and the well-being of women --The "judge-act" dimension: a theo-ethical response to maternal mortality --Deepening the 'judge-act" dimension: Harrison's concept.

The economic injustice of maternal mortality; a feminist ethical analysis. Jones, Eileen Kerwin. Edwin Mellen Pr. pages $ Hardcover HQ The effects of poverty on women, including mortality, undermine not only families but societies and entire economies and pose an ethical challenge to both policymakers and the academe.

This is an appeal to the subscribers, contributors, advertisers and well-wishers of Economic and Political Weekly (EPW), published by Sameeksha Trust, a public charitable trust registered with the office of the Charity Commissioner, Mumbai, India.

EPW has completed 50 years of publication. Details here. The book's context includes the UN Human Rights Council maternal mortality and morbidity resolutions, as well as Millennium Development Goal 5.

It comes out of a roundtable conference held in Geneva during that examined maternal mortality, human rights and accountability and provided a forum where maternal health and human rights experts Format: Paperback. The impacts of maternal mortality on household economic activity In the case households, the financial shock stemming from health care and related expenses are coupled with the economic shock that is due to the loss of a productive member of the household, and the ensuing reallocation of time and labor for household work and economic by:   The death of a woman in pregnancy and childbirth is globally considered an individual tragedy and a human rights violation.

Given the inequities in death that occur to marginalized, poor, and vulnerable women in low and middle income countries, there is no doubt that maternal death is a horrific injustice. However, the long term global burden of disease goes far beyond this by: The maternal mortality ratio was / live births, the maternal near-miss index ratio / live births and the combination of maternal deaths and near-misses gave a severe maternal.

The maternal mortality rate is a cause-specific mortality rate for women of reproductive age in the presence of other causes of death. Third, the lifetime risk of maternal death is the risk a woman has of dying during her reproductive years, given current rates of fertility and the risk of maternal mortality.

Maternal Mortality: Selected full-text books and articles The Changing Sex Differential in Mortality By Robert D. Retherford Greenwood Press, Librarian's tip: Chap.

5 "Fertility, Maternal Mortality, and the Sex Mortality Differential". Maternal Morbidity Costs Billions Each Year In United States The rate of life-threatening complications for new mothers in the U.S.

has more than doubled in two. While much has been written about the medical, economic, and social causes of cross-national differences in some mortality related phenomena such as in life expectancy and infant mortality, much less attention has been given to maternal mortality, the focus of the present by:   Methods.

We utilise 20 th century time series data from 14 high and middle income countries to investigate associations between previous economic recession and boom periods on maternal and infant outcomes ( to ).

A first difference logarithmic model is used to investigate the association between short run fluctuations in GDP per capita (individual incomes) and changes in Cited by: Maternal mortality in Internationally comparable MMR estimates by the Maternal Mortality Estimation Inter-Agency Group (MMEIG) WHO, UNICEF, UNFPA, World Bank Group and the United Nations Population Division Department of Economic and Social Affairs,   [Popular Books] The Economic Injustice of Maternal Mortality: A Feminist Ethical Analysis Free.

Mothers are not only caregivers at home, but contribute substantially to household income. The loss of that income can severely undermine a family’s ability to access basic necessities, such as food, shelter and health care.

Funeral costs alone can ruin a household’s economy. Reports issued by state maternal mortality review panels in Virginia, Florida, and California have reported obesity as a risk factor for maternal mortality [6, 27, 28].

Elevated BMI also increases the risk of non-pregnancy-related chronic health conditions, including diabetes mellitus, identified in our study and elsewhere as a risk factor for maternal mortality [ 18, 21 ].Cited by: 6.

From throughthe infant mortality rate declined greater than 90% to per live births, and from throughthe maternal mortality rate declined almost 99% to less than reported death per live births ( deaths perlive births in ) (3) (Figure 1 and Figure 2).

Environmental interventions. White disparity in maternal mortality applies to Black women across all education levels20 and persists even after controlling for differences in socio-economic status It is this disproportionate risk that Black women face during and after childbirth that drives the maternal mortality and File Size: KB.

Maternal mortality is a major public health issue in developing countries due to its shocking magnitude and lower declining pattern. With appropriate strategy and intensive implementation programs, some countries have made remarkable progress, however in developing countries where 99% of maternal death is occurring; little or no progress has been by: 8.

tive failure to solve this problem, the tragedy of maternal mortality represents a major source of suffering and injustice in our societies. Pregnancy and childbirth are special events in women’s lives, and, indeed, in the lives of their Size: 1MB.

A research overview of maternal mortality and morbidity in the United States shows that maternal health and death are influenced by.

Pregnancy-related mortality remains a significant concern in the US and experience of maternal death divides the population along racial lines. Income inequality has been rising in the US at a rate highest among the economically developed countries in the north (OECD, ).Cited by: 1.

Between andmaternal mortality worldwide dropped by about 44%. Between andas part of the Sustainable Development Goals, the target is to reduce the global maternal mortality ratio to less than 70 per live births. Maternal mortality is unacceptably high.

The U.S. has a problem with maternal mortality, especially for women of color. Black infants are more than twice as likely to die as white infants; black. The Economic and Social Impacts of Maternal Death.

Posted on May 6, Octo a mother’s death is much more than an emotional crisis, often leading to long-term social and economic breakdown, both for her immediate family and the wider community.

The Costs of Maternal Mortality to Families and Communities. The U.S. maternal mortality rate has more than doubled from perlive births in to in Over women a year die of.

This book extensively discusses the prevalence of maternal mortality in Nigeria and the influence of socio-cultural, socio-economic, and political factors that contribute to the high mortality rate.

This article describes an approach to maternal mortality reduction that uses human rights not simply to denounce the injustice of death in pregnancy and childbirth, but also to guide the design and implementation of maternal mortality policies and by:.

The Mortality Of Maternal Mortality Words | 5 Pages. INTRODUCTION Background Despite the fact that the maternal mortality ratio is considered one of the main indicators of a country’s status in the area of maternal health, the burden of maternal mortality is only a small fraction of the burden of maternal morbidity; the health problems borne by women during pregnancy and the postpartum.Black women in the United States experience unacceptably poor maternal health outcomes, including disproportionately high rates of death related to pregnancy or childbirth.

Both societal and health system factors contribute to high rates of poor health outcomes and maternal mortality for Black women, who are more likely to experience barriers to obtaining quality care and often face racial.

The inaugural Black Maternal Health Week, held from April 11–17,sought to change this through offering a forum for continued conversation. Importantly, they shed light on an oft-overlooked but significant distinction: The huge disparities between Black and White maternal mortality are not due to race, but racism.