Articles

Hussain RS, McGarvey ST, Fruzzetti LM, Partition and Poliomyelitis: An Investigation of the Polio Disparity Affecting Muslims during India's Eradication Program, 2015,https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0115628

This paper explains the sociopolitical and historical dimensions of the polio disparity between Muslims and Hindus in India. Ethnic violence and social marginalization since the Partition and during the rise of Hindu Nationalism led to distrust of the government, the formation of segregated slums, and has made Muslims victims of structural violence. This led to the creation of disease-spreading physical environments, lowered vaccine efficacy, and disproportionately higher levels of resistance to vaccination.

Das PK, Kar S, Are religious minorities deprived of public good provisions?: Regional evidence from India, The Journal of Developing Areas Volume 50, Number 1, Winter 2016 pp. 351-372 | 10.1353/jda.2016.0024.

This study evaluate the conditions of religious minorities, in particular Muslims, in eleven districts of West Bengal in terms of access/ provision of public goods and reports that there is strong horizontal inequality against Muslims in terms of access to public goods. The provision of public goods seems to have a negative relation with the rise in concentration of minority population.

Asad AL, Clair M, Racialized legal status as a social determinant of health, 2017, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.socscimed.2017.03.010.

This paper explains how Radicalised Legal Status operates as a social determinant of health and health disparities using the cases of criminal and immigration statuses in US. The study points out that the Primary effects of RLS operates by marking an individual for material and symbolic exclusion. Spill over effects result from the vicarious experiences of those with social proximity to marked individuals, as well as the discredited meanings that RLS constructs around racial/ethnic group members.

Jack L, Jack NH, Hayes C, Social Determinants of Health in Minority Populations: A Call for Multidisciplinary Approaches to Eliminate Diabetes-Related Health Disparities, 2012,Diabetes Spectrum Volume 25, Number 1.

This paper discuss how the characteristics of minority neighbourhoods is associated with high rates of diabetes-related morbidity and calls for the interdisciplinary discussions and  interdisciplinary interventions to address this high morbidity level.

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