Development's 'downside': social and psychological pathology in countries undergoing social change.

  title={Development's 'downside': social and psychological pathology in countries undergoing social change.},
  author={Jonathan Sugar and A. J. Kleinman and Kristian Heggenhougen},
  journal={Health transition review : the cultural, social, and behavioural determinants of health},
  volume={1 2},
Emphasis on the decline in mortality related to infectious disease, the improvement in child survival and the extension in longevity creates an optimistic view of the effects on health of social change. In contrast, attention to behavioural and social problems apparently stemming from current global social transformations leads to a more negative assessment. Specific historical processes shape local worlds of experience so as to yield complex patterns of social change with multiple outcomes… CONTINUE READING

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