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Implications of structure versus agency for addressing health and well-being in our ecologically constrained world: With a focus on prospects for gender equity

Walls, Helen; Butler, Colin; Dixon, Jane; Samarawickrema, Indira


The long-standing debate in public health and the wider society concerning the implications of structure and agency for health and well-being generally concludes that structure powerfully influences agency, and does so unequally, exacerbating social and health inequities. In this article, we review this debate in the context of increasing environmental degradation and resource depletion. As the global population rises and environmental resources per person shrink, conflicts over the underlying...[Show more]

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Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
Source: International Journal of Feminist Approaches to Bioethics


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