A Companion to Economic Forecasting provides an accessible and comprehensive account of recent developments in economic forecasting. Each of the chapters has been specially written by an expert in the field, bringing together in a single volume a range of contrasting approaches and views. Uniquely surveying forecasting in a single volume, the Companion provides a comprehensive account of the leading approaches and modeling strategies that are routinely employed.
The Blackwell Companion to Medical Socicolgy; Contents; List of Contributors; Preface; PART I SUBSTANTIVE TOPICS; 1 Medical Sociology and Sociological Theory; 2 Health and Culture; 3 The Sociology of the Body; 4 Health and Social Stratification; 5 From Women's Health to a Gender Analysis of Health; 6 Work Stress and Health; 7 Migration, Health, and Stress; 8 Health Professions and Occupations; 9 The Convergence and Divergence of ModernHealth Care Systems; PART II REGIONAL PERSPECTIVES; The Americas 10 The American Health Care System: Entering theTwenty-first Century with High Risk, MajorChallenges, and Great Opportunities11 The Evolution of Health Care in Canada: Toward Community or Corporate Control?; 12 Medical Sociology in Mexico; 13 Social Science and Health in Brazil; Western Europe; 14 Medical Sociology in Great Britain; 15 The French Paradoxes; 16 Medical Sociology in Germany; 17 Society, Health, and Health Care in Sweden; Russia and Eastern Europe; 18 The Russian Health Care Experiment:Transition of the Health Care System andRethinking the Sociology of Medicine 19 In and Out of Communism: The Macrosocial Context of Health in Poland20 Transformation of the Health Care System in theCzech Republic - A Sociological Perspective; Africa; 21 Health and Health Care in South Africa Against an African Background; The Middle East; 22 Health, Health Care, and Medical Education in the Arab World; 23 Health and Health Care in Israel; Asia and the Pacific Region; 24 Medicine and Health Care in Australia; 25 Health, Illness, and Health Policy in Japan; 26 The Great Reversal: Transformation of Health Care in the People's Republic of China; Index
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