Markets and Malthus: Population, Gender and Health in Neo-liberal Times

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Exploring the ideas and institutions that framed the decennial International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) that took place in Cairo in 1994, this volume presents detailed case studies ranging from India and China, to Egypt, Africa and Latin America, as well as overarching themed essays. From the politics of abortion and immigration to rising levels of fundamentalist violence and sex selective abortions, the volume explores a range of issues from several vantage points. It offers startling new insights into these issues by linking them to neo-liberal economic policies that have profoundly shaped health globally.

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Mohan Rao is Professor at the Centre of Social Medicine and Community Health, School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. He is a medical doctor, specialized in public health. He works on health and population policy, and the history and politics of health. His publications include From Population Control to Reproductive Health: Malthusian Arithmetic (2004), Disinvesting in Health: The World Bank’s Health Prescription (edited, 1999), and The Unheard Scream: Reproductive Health and Women’s Lives in India (edited, 2004).

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The volume is comprehensive in terms of coverage, discourse, theoretical and empirical findings and makes the reader workout some population issues having linkages with larger developmental agenda.

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Markets and Malthus has an engaging collection of papers on population, gender and health. (The Financial Express)

This book is a must read for all those who are concerned about the lives of poor women. This remarkable collection of essays shows us, through case studies from across the world, how the Cairo Conference`s call for reproductive rights have been subverted by neo-liberal economic policies to promote fertility control at the cost of women`s health. (Brinda Karat)

In the current climate when overpopulation arguments are again prominent, this book is essential reading for health and women`s rights activists and indeed policy-makers. It explores how the promises of reproductive health and rights at the ICPD in Cairo in 1994 were hollowed out by neo-liberalism. Both market fundamentalism and religious fundamentalism took their toll.

 

(Shabana Azmi)

A key contribution to the literature on the nature and direction of population and reproductive health policies, and extremely relevant to the current Indian context where skewed sex ratios and persistently high maternal mortality rates are the preoccupation of policy makers.

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