While the health effects of many aspects of life, from diet to marital status, have been extensively explored, little study has been made of the health effects of work. Covering such topics as on-the-job dangers, the role of unions in worker protection, and occupational health in both developed and developing countries, this collection of articles conclusively demonstrates the negative impact that neglect of citizens' working lives has on pubic health. With more Americans dying each year from job-related causes than were killed in a decade of combat in Vietnam, "Health and Work Under Capitalism" is a long-overdue and unusually significant book.

chapter |4 pages


ByVicente Navarro

part 1|2 pages

Ideology in Occupational Medicine

chapter Chapter 1|28 pages

Work, Ideology, and Science: The Case of Medicine

ByVicente Navarro

chapter Chapter 2|16 pages

Black Lung: The Social Production of Disease

ByBarbara Ellen Smith

chapter Chapter 3|10 pages

The Health Effects of Low-Dose Radiation on Atomic Workers

A Case Study of Employer-Directed Research
ByTheodor D. Sterling

part 2|2 pages

The Nature of Work and Health

chapter Chapter 4|21 pages

Work and General Psychological and Physical Well-Being

ByDavid Coburn

chapter Chapter 5|19 pages

Job Alienation and Well-Being

ByDavid Coburn

chapter Chapter 6|16 pages

The Use and Health Consequences of Shift Work

ByDean Baker

chapter Chapter 7|15 pages

Impending Proliferation of Asbestos

ByBarry I. Castleman, Manuel J. Vera Vera

part 3|2 pages

Occupational Health in Developed Capitalist Countries

chapter Chapter 8|11 pages

The State of Industrial Ill-Health in the United Kingdom

ByR. Charles Clutterbuck

chapter Chapter 9|16 pages

Workers’ Participation and Control in Italy: The Case of Occupational Medicine

ByGiorgio Assennato, Vicente Navarro

chapter Chapter 10|25 pages

Why Work Kills

A Brief History of Occupational Safety and Health in the United States
ByDaniel M. Berman

chapter Chapter 11|15 pages

Work, Disease, and Occupational Medicine in the Federal Republic of Germany

ByHans-Ulrich Deppe

part 4|1 pages

Occupational Health in Underdeveloped Capitalist Countries

chapter Chapter 12|26 pages

Work and Health in Mexico

ByAsa Cristina Laurell

chapter Chapter 13|17 pages

Mortality and Working Conditions in Agriculture in Underdeveloped Countries

ByAsa Cristina Laurell

chapter Chapter 14|17 pages

A Historical and Socioeconomic Analysis of Occupational Safety and Health in India

ByJ. V. Vilanilam

chapter Chapter 15|38 pages

The Export of Hazardous Factories to Developing Nations

ByBarry I. Castleman