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Publications by members of the Gender and Health Equity Network:

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Fang Jing, Kaufman J and Liu Y. 2008 Health Service Planning and Women's Organisation in Poor Rural China: The Case of Dafang County, Guizhou Province. GHEN Working Paper 1. Availabile for downloading from the IDS bookshop here.

Sen G, Östlin P and George A. 2007 Unequal, Unfair, Ineffective and Inefficient. Gender Inequity in Health: Why it exists and how we can change it. Final report to the WHO Commission on Social Determinants of Health, September 200. Available to download pdf (736KB)

Sen G. 2006 The Role of Solidarity in Institutions of Governance. Paper presented at the Conference on Governance, Jawaharlal Nehru University, 9-10 February 2006. Available to download pdf (156KB).

Sen G, Govender V and Cottingham J. 2006 Maternal and neonatal health: surviving the roller-coaster of international policy. Paper for Maternal-Newborn Health and Poverty, WHO. Available to download pdf (444KB).

Iyer A. 2005 Gender, caste, class, and health care acess: Experiences of rural households in Koppal district, Karnataka. Trivandrum: Achutha Menon Centre for Health Science Studies, Sree Chitra Tirunal. It is available to download pdf (343KB).

George A, Iyer A and Sen G. 2005 Gendered Health Systems Biased Against Maternal Survival: Preliminary Findings from Koppal, Karnataka and India. IDS Working Paper No 253. It is available to download from the IDS bookshop here.

George A, Iyer A and Sen G. 2005 Systematic Hierarchies and Systemic Failures: Gender and Health Inequities in Koppal District. A paper presented at a conference organised by the ISEC, Cornell University and the World Bank in Bangalore, India, June 2005. It is available to download pdf (229KB).

Nine working papers published by the Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies are available here. Some have been translated into Spanish by the Pan American Health Organisation and can be found here.

Four other Working Papers in the Harvard series are also available here.

George, A., 2003, Accountability in Health Services: Transforming Relationships and Contexts, Working Paper No. 1, Vol 13, Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies, February.

Books and book chapters
Chapter entitled Gender and Health Inequalities: The Intersections by P.Östlin, A. George and G. Sen, in T. Evans et al. (eds), Challenging Health Inequities: From Ethics to Action, Oxford University Press, April 2001.

English translation and publication of Gender and Health Inequalities:
A Swedish Perspective
, P. Östlin, M. Danielsson, F. Diderichsen, A. Harenstam and G. Lindberg (eds), Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies in collaboration with Harvard University Press, May 2001.

Engendering International Health: The Challenge of Equity, G. Sen, A. George and P. Östlin (eds), including the contributions of 19 authors, MIT Press, 2002. Comments on the book and a table of contents can be downloaded in pdf format (57KB) here. It can be purchased from MITPress or through Amazon.

E. Baume, M. Juarez and H. Standing. 2001. (with editorial assistance from Asha George) Resource Guide on Gender and Health Equity. Available electronically in pdf (437KB) or word format here or in hard copy from Health and Social Change Team, Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton BN1 9RE.

Journal Articles/Papers
Kaufman J. 2005. China: The intersections between poverty, health inequity, reproductive health and HIV/AIDS. Development: 00; 1-7.
This can be downloaded here. This version is taken from the author's original manuscript and has not been reviewed or edited. The definitive published version of this paper may be found at www.palgrave-journals.com.

WHO Task Force on Research Priorities for Equity in Health* and the WHO Equity Team. Priorities for resarch to take forward the health equity policy agenda. Bulletin of the World Health Organisation; December 2005, 83 (12). The paper can be downloaded from the Bulletin of the WHO website here. *Piroska Östlin was a member of the WHO Task Force on Research Priorities for Equity in Health.

Östlin P. 2005. Gender in health research - past, present and future. Global Forum Update on Research for Health Volume 2: Poverty, Equity and Health Research. This paper can be accessed through the publications pages of the Global Forum webiste here.

Östlin P. 2005. What evidence is there about the effects of health care reforms on gender equity, particularly in health? Health Evidence Network, World Health Organization – Europe. This paper is available to download on the HEN website.

Iyer A. 2005. Ill and impoverished: The medical poverty trap. Infochange News. The article can be accessed on the Infochange website here.

Östlin P, Sen G and George A. 2004. Paying attention to gender and poverty in health research: content and process issues. Bulletin of the World Health Organization; 82 (10); 740 - 745. Access this article here.

George, A. 2003. Using Accountability to Improve Reproductive Health Care, Reproductive Health Matters 2003; 11(21): 161-170. Download this file [pdf] (115KB). This article was written with the support of HCPDS.

Sen, G., George, A. and P. Östlin, 2002, The Case for Gender Equity in Health Research, Journal of Health Management, Special Issue on Gender and Health, Edited by Sundari Ravindran, Volume 4 (2), July-December 2002, pp. 99-117.

Sen, G., 2001, Health Deteriorates, Op-Ed in The Hindu, July 20. Access this article here.

Sen, G., Iyer, A., and A. George, 2002, Structural Reforms and Health
Equity: A Comparison of NSS Surveys of 1986-87 and 1995-96
, Economic and Political Weekly, April 6, pp: 1342-1352.

Kaufman, J. and Jing, F., 2002, Privatisation of Health Services and the Reproductive Health of Rural Chinese Women, Reproductive Health Matters 2002; 10(20): 108 - 116. Download this file [pdf] (224KB).

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