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Prenatal care is often cited as a major factor in the prevention of poor birth outcomes. Yet, the social environment of care has been little studied. This paper illustrates how contradictory features in the structure of the health care system create barriers that weaken effective health care delivery. Social relations in a large urban public outpatient(More)
Ever-increasing technological innovations surrounding birth are creating new challenges in biomedical ethics in U.S. obstetrics. The politicization of abortion has augmented these challenges and led to increased conflict between physicians' personal morality and professional responsibility. This paper focuses on some of the problems generated by abortion(More)
This study examined the effect of ethnicity on health-seeking attitudes and behavior, including patient compliance, use of the clinic, knowledge of childbirth, and the relationship between the patient and primary health care provider. Anthropologic techniques of observations and interviews were conducted longitudinally with 27 Puerto Rican women and 26(More)
supports research bearing on economic and public policy issues. The SIEPR Discussion Paper Series reports on research and policy analysis conducted by researchers affiliated with the Institute. Working papers in this series reflect the views of the authors and not necessarily those of Abstract The Age of Mass Migration (1850-1913) was among the largest(More)
This paper links finance theory to labor economics and political economy in the context of migration and immigration policy. Most research treating the impact of immigration has focused on the consequences for employees as measured by wages, earnings, and employment. Less is known about the impact on employers. We lack answers to basic questions concerning(More)
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