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Health of Nations Why Inequality Is Harmful to Your Health

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ISBN-10: 1565848969

ISBN-13: 9781565848962

Edition: 2006 (Revised)

Authors: Ichiro Kawachi, Bruce P. Kennedy

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A celebrated analysis of inequality's impact on human health. Praised by The Lancet, which called it a "lucid account that .deserves to be read by everybody interested in the politics of health," and the New England Journal of Medicine, The Health of Nations provides powerful evidence that growing inequality is undermining health, welfare, and community life in America. The book's prizewinning authors also make an urgent argument for social justice as a necessary vehicle for the betterment of society. The Health of Nations is the synthesis of years of groundbreaking research on the connections between social structures and health and welfare, and one which Nobel Prize-winner Amartya Sen says "has much to offer in reshaping the agenda of the debate on health care." Now in a revised edition which includes a new afterword, it dramatically demonstrates that growing inequalities, far from being a benign by-product of capitalism, threaten the very freedoms that economic development is thought to bring about.
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Book details

List price: $16.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: New Press, The
Publication date: 7/26/2006
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 272
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.682
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.

Economic goals and "the permanent problem of the human race"
Prosperity and happiness
Prosperity and health
Keeping up with the [Dow] Joneses
Inequality : the private and public price we pay
Stepping on the hedonic treadmill
The social costs of consumption
Politics and health
Conclusion