Affiliation: McGill University
- The impact of labor policies on the health of young children in the context of economic globalizationJody Heymann
McGill University, Institute for Health and Social Policy, Montreal, QC H3A 1A3, Canada
Annu Rev Public Health 34:355-72. 2013..Last, we examine the availability of these policies worldwide and discuss the potential economic implications...
- Extended family caring for children orphaned by AIDS: balancing essential work and caregiving in a high HIV prevalence nationsJ Heymann
AIDS Care 19:337-45. 2007..This paper makes clear that if families are to provide adequate care for orphans while economically surviving there needs to be increases in social supports and improvements in working conditions...
- Public policy and breast-feeding: a straightforward and significant solutionJody Heymann
Institute for Health and Social Policy, McGill University, Montreal, QC
Can J Public Health 100:381-3. 2009..Solutions exist: extending current policies to ensure adequate maternity leave is available for all Canadians, legislating a right to breast-feed while working, and adapting workplaces to make this practical...
- Creating and using new data sources to analyze the relationship between social policy and global health: the case of maternal leaveJody Heymann
McGill University, Institute for Health and Social Policy, Montreal, QC, Canada
Public Health Rep 126:127-34. 2011..We developed a new data infrastructure to illustrate how globally comparative data on labor policy might be used to examine the impact of social policy on health...
- HIV/AIDS, declining family resources and the community safety netJody Heymann
Institute for Health and Social Policy, McGill University, 1130 Pine Avenue West, Montreal, H3A 1A3, Canada
AIDS Care 21:34-42. 2009....
- Economic conditions and health behaviours during the 'Great Recession'Arijit Nandi
Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics, and Occupational Health, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
J Epidemiol Community Health 67:1038-46. 2013..The adoption of healthier behaviours has been hypothesised as a mechanism to explain empirical findings of population health improvements during some economic downturns...
- Associations between macrolevel economic factors and weight distributions in low- and middle-income countries: a multilevel analysis of 200,000 adults in 40 countriesArijit Nandi
Arijit Nandi and Jody Heymann are with the Institute for Health and Social Policy and the Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics, and Occupational Health, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec Elizabeth Sweet is with the Center on Social Disparities and Health, Institute for Policy Research, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL Ichiro Kawachi is with the Department of Society, Human Development, and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA Sandro Galea is with the Department of Epidemiology, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, New York, NY
Am J Public Health 104:e162-71. 2014..We examined associations between macrolevel economic factors hypothesized to drive changes in distributions of weight and body mass index (BMI) in a representative sample of 200,796 men and women from 40 low- and middle-income countries...
- Social inequality in infant mortality: what explains variation across low and middle income countries?Mohammad Hajizadeh
Institute for Health and Social Policy, McGill University, 1130 Pine Avenue West, Montreal, Quebec H3A 1A3, Canada Electronic address
Soc Sci Med 101:36-46. 2014..The findings suggest that policies designed to reduce the concentration of teenage pregnancy among mothers in lower socioeconomic groups may mitigate social inequalities in infant mortality. ..
- Increased Duration of Paid Maternity Leave Lowers Infant Mortality in Low- and Middle-Income Countries: A Quasi-Experimental StudyArijit Nandi
Institute for Health and Social Policy, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
PLoS Med 13:e1001985. 2016..In this study, we utilized a difference-in-differences approach to evaluate whether paid maternity leave policies affect infant mortality in LMICs...
- Maternal leave policies and vaccination coverage: a global analysisMark Daku
Department of Political Science, McGill University, Canada
Soc Sci Med 74:120-4. 2012....
- Are tuition-free primary education policies associated with lower infant and neonatal mortality in low- and middle-income countries?Amm Quamruzzaman
Department of Sociology and Institute for Health and Social Policy, McGill University, Montreal, QC, Canada Electronic address
Soc Sci Med 120:153-9. 2014..We found no strong evidence of heterogeneity of this effect by socioeconomic level...
- Children home alone unsupervised: modeling parental decisions and associated factors in Botswana, Mexico, and VietnamMónica Ruiz-Casares
Institute for Health and Social Policy, McGill University, 1130 Pine Avenue West, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Child Abuse Negl 33:312-23. 2009..This paper examines different child care arrangements utilized by working families in countries undergoing major socio-economic transitions, with a focus on modeling parental decisions to leave children home alone...
- Ensuring a healthy and productive workforce: comparing the generosity of paid sick day and sick leave policies in 22 countriesJody Heymann
Institute for Health and Social Policy, McGill University, Montreal
Int J Health Serv 40:1-22. 2010..Luxembourg and Norway provide 50 full-time equivalent working days of leave, while New Zealand provides the least, at 5 days. In 6 countries, paid sick leave benefits are more generous for low-wage workers than for median-wage workers...
- Analyzing whether countries are equally efficient at improving longevity for men and womenDouglas Barthold
Douglas Barthold, Arijit Nandi, and José M Mendoza Rodríguez are with the Institute for Health and Social Policy, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec Douglas Barthold is also with the Department of Economics, McGill University Arijit Nandi is also with the Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics, and Occupational Health, McGill University Jody Heymann is with the Fielding School of Public Health, University of California, Los Angeles
Am J Public Health 104:2163-9. 2014..We examined the efficiency of country-specific health care spending in improving life expectancies for men and women...
- Adaptation to climate change in the Ontario public health sectorJaclyn A Paterson
Department of Geography, McGill University, Burnside Hall, Montreal, QC, Canada
BMC Public Health 12:452. 2012..This study examines climate change adaptation in the public health sector in Ontario using information from interviews with government officials...
- Representations of MDR and XDR-TB in South African newspapersMark Daku
Department of Political Science, McGill University, Canada Institute for Health and Social Policy, McGill University, Canada
Soc Sci Med 75:410-8. 2012..Due to the media's potential influence on policy formation, how the media presents issues - especially issues pertaining to emerging public health concerns - should warrant more attention...
- Developing a tuberculosis transmission model that accounts for changes in population healthOlivia Oxlade
Respiratory Epidemiology and Clinical Research Unit, Montreal Chest Institute, McGill University, Montreal, Canada
Med Decis Making 31:53-68. 2011..The objective of this study was to develop and validate a TB transmission model that accounted for changes in population health...
- AIDS in the family and community: the impact on child health in MalawiRachel Kidman
McGill University, Canada
Soc Sci Med 71:966-74. 2010..Community home-based care programs are best situated to identify children in these difficult circumstances and to mitigate their disadvantage...
- Global tuberculosis trends: a reflection of changes in tuberculosis control or in population health?O Oxlade
Respiratory Epidemiology and Clinical Research Unit, Montreal Chest Institute, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Int J Tuberc Lung Dis 13:1238-46. 2009..We have analyzed the association between changes in population health and health service indicators, and concomitant changes in TB incidence between 1990 and 2005...
- HIV/AIDS, income loss and economic survival in BotswanaD Rajaraman
Programme Manager, Social and Behavioural Research, Botswana Harvard School of Public Health AIDS Initiative Partnership, Gaborone, Botswana
AIDS Care 18:656-62. 2006..We make recommendations for policy and programme support, including workplace adaptations and public sector support for meeting health and basic needs of HIV-affected families...