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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641069/the-present-retirement-crisis-and-how-social-workers-can-respond
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David B Miller, M Terry Hokenstad, Kristen Berg
In recent years, research on Americans' retirement readiness indicates a wide range of preparedness for the golden years. Struggling to recover from the economic downturn of the Great Recession, millions of Americans maintain inadequate savings needed to maintain their post-employment standard of living. Described as a "crisis" by researchers, retirement for some Americans may include significant choices regarding continued employment and utilization of social welfare services. This paper describes the factors contributing to the present retirement crisis and what roles social workers can play in addressing the needs of older retirees...
June 22, 2017: Journal of Gerontological Social Work
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633047/the-impacts-of-the-global-financial-crisis-on-hospitalizations-due-to-depressive-illnesses-in-taiwan-a-prospective-nationwide-population-based-study
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Chiachi Bonnie Lee, Chen-Mao Liao, Chih-Ming Lin
BACKGROUND: In the third quarter of 2008, a major financial crisis hit many developed countries. Taiwan suffered its own share: a rise in unemployment and a severe decline in gross domestic product. This study is to address the health consequences of this crisis on different socioeconomic populations in Taiwan. METHODS: A sample of 6,225,766 men and 5,417,651 women, was obtained and their admissions data over 2007-2012 were retrieved. Stratified into three income levels, the sample was examined on the 147,921 episodes of hospitalization due to depressive illnesses (DIs) over that period by an interrupted time series analysis for monthly incidence rates of DI hospitalizations RESULTS: The adjusted incidence rates of hospitalization (AIRH) for DIs among the low income were 10 times that of the high income group...
June 15, 2017: Journal of Affective Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626909/adaptation-during-a-great-economic-recession-a-cohort-study-of-greek-and-immigrant-youth
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Frosso Motti-Stefanidi, Jens B Asendorpf
This study examined how Greek and immigrant youth adapted to school life during the economic recession in Greece. Two cohorts of adolescents (Mage  = 12.6 years) were compared, one assessed before the crisis and the other during the crisis (N = 1,057 and 1,052, respectively). Cohort findings were disaggregated by immigrant status, generation, and ethnic group. Crisis-cohort youth experienced more economic problems, displayed worse conduct, higher levels of absenteeism, and lower self-efficacy than precrisis youth...
June 19, 2017: Child Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626827/the-effect-of-rapid-privatisation-on-mortality-in-mono-industrial-towns-in-post-soviet-russia-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Aytalina Azarova, Darja Irdam, Alexi Gugushvili, Mihaly Fazekas, Gábor Scheiring, Pia Horvat, Denes Stefler, Irina Kolesnikova, Vladimir Popov, Ivan Szelenyi, David Stuckler, Michael Marmot, Michael Murphy, Martin McKee, Martin Bobak, Lawrence King
BACKGROUND: Population-level data suggest that economic disruptions in the early 1990s increased working-age male mortality in post-Soviet countries. This study uses individual-level data, using an indirect estimation method, to test the hypothesis that fast privatisation increased mortality in Russia. METHODS: In this retrospective cohort study, we surveyed surviving relatives of individuals who lived through the post-communist transition to retrieve demographic and socioeconomic characteristics of their parents, siblings, and male partners...
May 2017: Lancet. Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624298/processes-and-experiences-of-portugal-s-international-recruitment-scheme-of-colombian-physicians-did-it-work
#5
Erika Masanet
The Portuguese Ministry of Health performed five international recruitment rounds of Latin American physicians due to the need for physicians in certain geographic areas of the country and in some specialties, as a temporary solution to shortages. Among these recruitments is that of Colombian physicians in 2011 that was the largest of the five groups. This paper presents an evaluation of the international recruitment procedure of Colombian physicians based on the criteria of procedural outcomes and health system outcomes...
May 17, 2017: Health Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618493/simple-wealth-distribution-model-causing-inequality-induced-crisis-without-external-shocks
#6
Henri Benisty
We address the issue of the dynamics of wealth accumulation and economic crisis triggered by extreme inequality, attempting to stick to most possibly intrinsic assumptions. Our general framework is that of pure or modified multiplicative processes, basically geometric Brownian motions. In contrast with the usual approach of injecting into such stochastic agent models either specific, idiosyncratic internal nonlinear interaction patterns or macroscopic disruptive features, we propose a dynamic inequality model where the attainment of a sizable fraction of the total wealth by very few agents induces a crisis regime with strong intermittency, the explicit coupling between the richest and the rest being a mere normalization mechanism, hence with minimal extrinsic assumptions...
May 2017: Physical Review. E
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617778/-inequalities-in-oral-health-in-italy-what-role-for-dentists
#7
Elena Spina
Due to the lack of both available data and political attention, the oral health of the popula-tion seems to be neglected at a scientific level. Actually, however, the dental sector shows strong ine-qualities in access, especially because of the economic crisis that hit most European countries, particu-larly Italy. In order to understand the impact of the organizational variables related to the supply of dental services on the inequalities, an empirical research was carried out in 2013, involving representatives of the dental profession within the 105 Italian provincial orders of physicians and dentists...
March 2017: Igiene e Sanità Pubblica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614961/greek-economic-crisis-and-impaired-perinatal-parameters-experience-from-a-public-maternity-hospital
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E Sdona, D Papamichail, E Ragkou, D Briana, A Malamitsi-Puchner, T Panagiotopoulos
Since 2008 Greece suffers a severe economic crisis. Adverse health outcomes have been reported, but studies on perinatal health are sparse. We aimed to examine the impact of economic crisis on perinatal parameters during early and established crisis periods. Birth records of 14 923 neonates, born in a public maternity hospital from 2005-2014, were reviewed for maternal (age, delivery mode) and neonatal (gender, birthweight, gestational age) variables. Univariable analysis tested the association of study variables with time-periods 2005-2007, 2009-2011 and 2012-2014...
June 14, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606820/analysis-of-population-structure-and-insecticide-resistance-in-mosquitoes-of-the-genus-culex-anopheles-and-aedes-from-different-environments-of-greece-with-a-history-of-mosquito-borne-disease-transmission
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Max Fotakis, Alexandra Chaskopoulou, Linda Grigoraki, Alexandros Tsiamantas, Stella Kounadi, Loukas Georgiou, John Vontas
Greece has been recently affected by several mosquito borne diseases with the West Nile Virus (WNV) outbreak in 2010 being one of the largest reported in Europe. Currently at the epicenter of an economic and refugee crisis and visited by over 16 million tourists a year the integrated management of diseases transmitted by mosquitoes is a public health and economic priority. Vector control programs rely mainly on insecticides, however data on insecticide resistance and the mosquito fauna is essential for successful applications...
June 9, 2017: Acta Tropica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606147/the-variation-in-the-health-status-of-immigrants-and-italians-during-the-global-crisis-and-the-role-of-socioeconomic-factors
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Alessio Petrelli, Anteo Di Napoli, Alessandra Rossi, Gianfranco Costanzo, Concetta Mirisola, Lidia Gargiulo
BACKGROUND: The effects of the recent global economic and financial crisis especially affected the most vulnerable social groups. Objective of the study was to investigate variation of self-perceived health status in Italians and immigrants during the economic global crisis, focusing on demographic and socioeconomic factors. METHODS: Through a cross-sectional design we analyzed the national sample of multipurpose surveys "Health conditions and use of health services" (2005 and 2013) conducted by the Italian National Institute of Statistics (ISTAT)...
June 12, 2017: International Journal for Equity in Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604145/social-class-and-mental-distress-in-greek-urban-communities-during-the-period-of-economic-recession
#11
Anastasia Zissi, George Stalidis
BACKGROUND: This study draws on old and well-established evidence that economic change, and especially recession, affects people's lives, behavior and mental health. Even though the literature is rich on the relationship between unemployment and mental distress, there is a renewed research interest on the link between socio-economic inequalities and psychological health. AIMS: The study investigates the relationship of social class with mental distress during the hard times of persistent and severe economic crisis in Greece by conducting a comparative, community study in the country's second largest city, Thessaloniki...
June 1, 2017: International Journal of Social Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601504/-changes-in-behaviors-and-indicators-of-mental-health-between-2006%C3%A2-and-2010%C3%A2-in-the-french-working-population
#12
L Malard, J-F Chastang, I Niedhammer
BACKGROUND: The 2008 economic crisis may have had an impact on mental health but the studies on this topic are sparse, in particular among the working population. However, mental health at work is a crucial issue involving substantial costs and consequences. The aim of the study was to assess changes in behaviors and indicators of mental health in the French working population between 2006 and 2010, and to explore the differential changes according to age, origin, occupation, activity sector, public/private sector, self-employed/employee status and work contract...
June 7, 2017: Revue D'épidémiologie et de Santé Publique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596742/assessing-the-growth-of-ethical-banking-some-evidence-from-spanish-customers
#13
Fernando E Callejas-Albiñana, Isabel Martínez-Rodríguez, Ana I Callejas-Albiñana, Irene M de Vidales-Carrasco
Aristotle, who, having predated Adam Smith by 2000 years, deserves to be recognized as the world's first economist (Solomon, 1995), distinguished between two different senses of what we call economics: oikonomikos, or household trading, which he approved of and considered essential to the working of any even slightly complex society, and chrematisike, or trade for profit, which he considered selfish and utterly devoid of virtue, calling those who engaged in such practices "parasites". Of course, consumers do not purchase and invest for solely economic reasons (Polanyi, 1944)...
2017: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595444/international-access-to-palliative-care-the-need-to-improve
#14
Chloe Hui-Ling Choy
The global supply of palliative care remains low, meeting 10% of current need. And if no changes are being made, with respect to attitudes, policies and funding towards palliative care, the problem will only worsen as global demand is set to increase with the changing demographics. The recognition of palliative care's potential to greatly improve one's quality of life while being an economical model of healthcare, is the first step that we must take internationally. That investment into palliative care will reap high returns...
May 8, 2017: Annals of Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28589009/impact-of-the-global-financial-crisis-on-low-birth-weight-in-portugal-a-time-trend-analysis
#15
Musa Abubakar Kana, Sofia Correia, Barbara Peleteiro, Milton Severo, Henrique Barros
BACKGROUND: The 2007-2008 global financial crisis had adverse consequences on population health of affected European countries. Few contemporary studies have studied its effect on perinatal indicators with long-lasting influence on adult health. Therefore, in this study, we investigated the impact of the 2007-2008 global financial crisis on low birth weight (LBW) in Portugal. METHODS: Data on 2 045 155 singleton births of 1995-2014 were obtained from Statistics Portugal...
March 2017: BMJ Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28588988/how-prevention-of-violence-in-childhood-builds-healthier-economies-and-smarter-children-in-the-asia-and-pacific-region
#16
Deborah Fry, Stephen Blight
Investments in preventing violence against children in the Asia and Pacific region will bring important social and economic returns that contribute to building the region's 'cognitive capital'. An analysis of burden of violence research in the region is presented to identify the impacts of violence and to demonstrate these returns. Violence is an everyday experience in the lives of many children in the Asia-Pacific, and the toxic stress associated with such routine forms of violence may permanently impact the architecture and chemistry of the developing brain...
November 2016: BMJ Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28588965/long-shadow-of-fear-in-an-epidemic-fearonomic-effects-of-ebola-on-the-private-sector-in-nigeria
#17
Sulzhan Bali, Kearsley A Stewart, Muhammad Ali Pate
BACKGROUND: The already significant impact of the Ebola epidemic on Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, was worsened by a fear of contagion that aggravated the health crisis. However, in contrast to other Ebola-affected countries, Nigeria fared significantly better due to its swift containment of the disease. The objective of our study was to describe the impact of Ebola on the Nigerian private sector. This paper introduces and defines the term fearonomic effect as the direct and indirect economic effects of both misinformation as well as fear-induced aversion behaviour, exhibited by individuals, organisations or countries during an outbreak or an epidemic...
November 2016: BMJ Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28583698/has-the-quality-of-health-care-for-the-immigrant-population-changed-during-the-economic-crisis-in-catalonia-spain-opinions-of-health-professionals-and-immigrant-users
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Victoria Porthé, Ingrid Vargas, Elena Ronda, Davide Malmusi, Lola Bosch, M Luisa Vázquez
OBJECTIVE: To analyse changes in health professionals' and immigrant users' perceptions of the quality of care provided to the immigrant population during the crisis. METHODS: A qualitative descriptive-interpretative and exploratory study was conducted in two areas of Catalonia. Semi-structured individual interviews were used with a theoretical sample of medical (n=24) and administrative (n=10) professionals in primary care (PC) and secondary care (SC), and immigrant users (n=20)...
June 2, 2017: Gaceta Sanitaria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28580355/adults-experiencing-homelessness-in-the-us-mexico-border-region-a-photovoice-project
#19
Eva Margarita Moya, Silvia M Chavez-Baray, Jacqueline Loweree, Brian Mattera, Nahomi Martinez
Homelessness is a social, economic, and political crisis in the United States. In particular, the US-Mexico Border region has seen a surge of homelessness, specifically among veterans, women victims of intimate partner violence, and immigrants. In 2014, 12 persons in El Paso, TX, with experience of being homeless used the photovoice methodology to participate in a project titled, "The Voices and Images of the Residents of the Opportunity Center for the Homeless: A Visual Project on the Identity and Challenges Homeless Adults Face on the Border Region...
2017: Frontiers in Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28580036/well-being-during-recession-in-the-uk
#20
David Bayliss, Wendy Olsen, Pierre Walthery
This article explores the impact of the recent recession on the well-being of the UK working age population by comparing two measures of well-being. One is a measure of evaluative subjective well-being, a measure which previous research has shown to be stable in the UK throughout the economic crisis. The second is a different but complementary measure of positive psychological health. By comparing the trajectories of these two measures using the same sample and modelling techniques the analysis examines how different measures may lead to different interpretations...
2017: Applied Research in Quality of Life
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