Health of Nations Why Inequality Is Harmful to Your Health

ISBN-10: 156584582X

ISBN-13: 9781565845824

Edition: 2002

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Book details

List price: $25.95
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: New Press, The
Publication date: 9/1/2002
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 240
Size: 6.25" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

Ichiro Kawachi is a Professor of Social Epidemiology in the Department of Society, Human Development, and Health at the Harvard School of Public Health. He is also Director of the Harvard Center for Society and Health. He has authored several books with Oxford University Press and New Press on society and health.S.V. Subramanian is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Society, Human Development and Health at the Harvard School of Public Health. He has a PhD in geography with specialization in multilevel statistical methods, and he also has a master's degree in the field of development studies.Daniel Kim is a Canadian Institutes of Health Research Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Department of Society, Human Development, and Health at the Harvard School of Public Health. Dr. Kim completed his medical degree, master's degree in epidemiology, and medical residency training in community medicine, all at the University of Toronto, and a Master of Public Health degree from the Harvard School of Public Health. He is also currently completing his Doctor of Public Health degree at the Harvard School of Public Health.

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Economic Goals and "The Permanent Problem of the Human Race"
Living in the Material World
Unbalanced Consumption: The Case of World Hunger
"The Permanent Problem of the Human Race"
Judging the Great American Growth Machine
Prosperity and Happiness
Does Money Buy Happiness?
Why Happiness Is Not Enough
Prosperity and Health
The Health of Nations
The Relative Income Hypothesis
Poverty as a Relative Concept
What Explains Socioeconomic Differences in Health?
Keeping up with the [Dow] Joneses
Prosperity and the Rise of Consumer Society
Critiques of the Consumer Culture
Consumer Culture and Consumer Debt
Consumer Debt and the Charity Crunch
Inequality: The Private and Public Price We Pay
Is Inequality Good for Productivity?
Winner-Take-All Markets
The Dysfunctions of Inequality: A Rebuttal to Davis and Moore
Inequality and Death Revisited
Stepping on the Hedonic Treadmill
Working Harder, Feeling Worse
The Time Squeeze
Spending Time with Your Loved Ones Can Improve Your Health
Failing to Achieve the American Dream: The Costs of Social Exclusion
The Social Costs of Consumption
Material Goods and Positional Goods
Positional Competition
Suburban Sprawl
The Rise of Gated Communities
The Roseto Effect
Recapitulation
Politics and Health
The Politics of Rich and Poor
Political Ideology and Health
Inequalities in Political Participation
Social Capital and Political Participation
Social Capital and Health
Income Inequality and Social Capital
Conclusion
References
Index
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