Books, Journals, New Media Section Editor: Harriet
S. Meyer, MD, Contributing Editor, JAMA; David H. Morse, MS, University
of Southern California, Norris Medical Library, Journal Review Editor.
Occupational hazards and poor working conditions, which have largely
been well controlled in developed countries, remain prevalent in developing
countries. Globalization may result in further threats to the health of workers
in developing countries through transfer of hazardous industries. Furthermore,
social inequalities resulting from work activity can affect the health of
both the individual and the family.
While much has been written about the impact of work on the health of
the individual worker, Global Inequalities at Work is
probably one of the first books to examine the impact of work on health of
families and societies in different parts of the world.
Koh D. Occupational Health. JAMA. 2004;291(21):2647-2648. doi:10.1001/jama.291.21.2647