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Author Kawachi, Ichirō.

Title The health of nations : why inequality is harmful to your health / Ichiro Kawachi and Bruce P. Kennedy
Published New York : New Press, [2002]


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 MELB  362.1042 Kaw/Hon  AVAILABLE
Description viii, 232 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents 1. Economic Goals and "The Permanent Problem of the Human Race" -- 2. Prosperity and Happiness -- 3. Prosperity and Health -- 4. Keeping up with the [Dow] Joneses -- 5. Inequality: The Private and Public Price We Pay -- 6. Stepping on the Hedonic Treadmill -- 7. The Social Costs of Consumption -- 8. Politics and Health -- 9. Conclusion
Summary "The Health of Nations makes an argument for social justice as the necessary vehicle for the betterment of society, including improving the health of our bodies and our body politic. Demonstrates that growing inequality is undermining health, welfare and community life." --Cover
Notes Sociology on politics in health and inequality of health services and the disparities in health in the USA and other nations
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [203]-220) and index
Subject Sociology.
Health facilities.
Social medicine.
Medical policy -- Social aspects.
Health services accessibility.
Equality -- Health aspects.
Author Kennedy, Bruce P.
LC no. 2001056276
ISBN 156584582X hardcover