Vulnerability Theories

Bell S, Aggleton P, Ward J, Maher L, Sexual agency, risk and vulnerability: a scoping review of young Indigenous Australians’ sexual health, 2017, Journal of Youth Studies, Vol. 20, Iss. 9.

This review of qualitative research examining young Indigenous Australians’ sexual health highlights the profoundly social nature of young people’s sexual lives.

Nazroo JY, Genetic, cultural or socio-economic vulnerability? Explaining ethnic inequalities in health, 1998, Sociology of Health & Illness Vol. 20 No.5, ISSN 0141–9889, pp. 710–730.

Using data from the Fourth National Survey of Ethnic Minorities this paper examine three alternative approaches to ethnic inequalities in health such as epidemiological approaches, structural approaches, and the approaches that focus on ethnic identity.

Spini D, Hanappi D, Bernardi L, Oris M, Bickel JF, Vulnerability across the life course : A theoretical framework and research directions, 2013, LIVES Working Papers, Volume 2013, Issue 27, Page 1-35

This paper reviews existing life course literature related to theories of personality development, sociology of stress, accumulation of (dis)advantage and propose a dynamic model of vulnerability and propose to put
vulnerability on the research agenda based on the dynamic model of vulnerability.

Ciurean RL, Schröter D, Glade T, Conceptual Frameworks of Vulnerability Assessments for Natural Disasters Reduction, 2013, Approaches to Disaster Management - Examining the Implications of Hazards, Emergencies and Disasters, Prof. John Tiefenbacher (Ed.), InTech, DOI: 10.5772/55538.

This paper illustrate different approaches used in vulnerability assessment for hydro-meteorological hazards taking into account two perspectives: hazard vulnerability and global change vulnerability, which are rooted in the technical and environmental as well as social disciplines.

Fineman MA, The Vulnerable Subject: Anchoring Equality in the Human Condition, 2008, Yale Journal of Law & Feminism: Vol. 20: Iss. 1, Article 2.

In this paper the author develops a theory of vulnerability and argues for a responsive state and egalitarian society and finally points out the advantage of using vulnerability in equity research.

Walsh D, McCartney G, Collins C, Taulbut M, Batty GD, History, politics and vulnerability: explaining excess mortality in Scotland and Glasgow, 2017, Public Health, Volume 151, Pages 1-12.

This paper reviews the underlying causes of the High levels of excess mortality in Glasgow in comparison with similar post-industrial cities such as Liverpool and Manchester.

Watts MJ, Bohle HG, The space of vulnerability: the causal structure of hunger and famine, 1993, Progress in Human Geography 17, 1, PP 43-67.

This paper explores the interrelations between poverty, hunger and famine. The paper argues that the locally and historically specific configuration of poverty, hunger and famine defines what we call a space of vulnerability, the paper finally provide the theoretical framework by which this space can be mapped with respect to its social, political, economic and structural-historical coordinates.

Grabovschi C, Loignon C, Fortin M, Mapping the concept of vulnerability related to health care disparities: a scoping review, 2013, BMC Health Serv Res, 13: 94.

This scoping review focus on the  concept of vulnerability in connection with health care disparities and analyse the relationship between health care disparities and the multiplicity of risk factors that are often clustered together and acting synergistically in the same individual. The review conclude that high levels of vulnerability (due to the co-existence of multiple vulnerability aspects) would increase health care needs and would be associated to lower health care accessibility and quality.