Isidore Silas Obot; Robin Room; GENACIS (Organization);'s Alcohol, gender, and drinking problems : perspectives from PDF

By Isidore Silas Obot; Robin Room; GENACIS (Organization); World Health Organization. Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse

Avalia a situação, os efeitos e a incidência determinada por fatores culturais e de gênero do alcoolismo nos seguintes países em desenvolvimento: Argentina, Brasil, Costa Rica, Índia, México, Nigéria, Sri Lanka, Uganda.

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As happens in other developing countries such as Mexico (Riley and Marshall, 1999), there are opposite interests not only between the health authorities and the alcohol industry, but also among different sectors of government. There is a lack of an adequate national policy. A comprehensive national programme should articulate actions that could be put in practice in different areas such as health, education, social services, etc. GENDER ROLES IN THE ARGENTINIAN SOCIETY Although relationships between men and women have changed in the past decades, in Argentina as in other developing countries (Room et al, 2002) traditional male attitudes or “machismo” still exist.

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