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'Vida severina', healthy family? : morbidity and mortality in two metropolitan regions of Brazil

Rodrigues, Roberto do Nascimento


As in many developing countries, mortality in Brazil declined dramatically in the 1950s, as a result less of improvements in the living conditions of its population than of importation of low-cost techniques and medicines to cope with massive contagious diseases. The course of this decline was interrupted in the 1960s, when a period of intense economic growth, and lack of concern with meeting basic social needs and reducing inequalities in income and wealth, led to a deterioration in...[Show more]

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Date published: 1989
Type: Thesis (PhD)


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