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Is Inequality Bad for Our Health?

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In this election year, health care again proves to be one of our nation's most urgent issues. Daniels, Kennedy, and Kawachi shift the focus of the debate, forcing us to take a closer look at how our health is affected by social injustice and inequality. Arguing that it isn't enough to increase access to doctors, they call for improving social conditions-such as poverty, lack of education and affordable housing, and harmful work environments-that damage our health. By urging us to work toward equality of opportunity for all, the authors situate health care reform among the larger social problems we must face.

The authors' argument for reform in early childhood development, nutrition, work environment, and distribution of income is certain to spark debate. The editor of The New England Journal of Medicine and World Health Organization officials respond.

Praise for the New Democracy Forum series: "The New Democracy Forum series is a civic treasure. . . . A truly good idea, carried out with intelligence and panache."—Robert Pinsky

NEW DEMOCRACY FORUM A series of short paperback originals exploring creative solutions to our most urgent national concerns. The series editors (for Boston Review), Joshua Cohen and Joel Rogers, aim to foster politically engaged, intellectually honest, and morally serious debate about fundamental issues—both on and off the agenda of conventional politics.

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Synopsis:

In this election year, health care again proves to be one of our nation's most urgent issues. Daniels, Kennedy, and Kawachi shift the focus of the debate, forcing us to take a closer look at how our health is affected by social injustice and inequality. Arguing that it isn't enough to increase access to doctors, they call for improving social conditions-such as poverty, lack of education and affordable housing, and harmful work environments-that damage our health. By urging us to work toward equality of opportunity for all, the authors situate health care reform among the larger social problems we must face.

The authors' argument for reform in early childhood development, nutrition, work environment, and distribution of income is certain to spark debate. The editor of The New England Journal of Medicine and World Health Organization officials respond.

The New Democracy Forum is a series of short paperback originals exploring creative solutions to our most urgent national concerns.

"A civic treasure. . . . A truly good idea, carried out with intelligence and panache." --Robert Pinsky

Table of Contents

Justice is good for our health / Norman Daniels, Bruce Kennedy, and Ichiro Kawachi — Do inequalities matter? / Michael Marmot — Pockets of poverty / Marcia Angell — Equal opportunity / Sudhir Anand and Fabienne Peter — Policy options / Ted Marmor — Political problems / Ezekiel Emanuel — Primary care / Barbara Starfield — A health agenda / Emmanuela Gakidou, Julio Frenk, and Christopher Murray — Lost in translation / Steffie Woolhandler and David Himmelstein — Reply / Norman Daniels, Bruce Kennedy, and Ichiro Kawachi.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780807004470
Editor:
Cohen, Joshua
Editor:
Rogers, Joel
Editor:
Cohen, Joshua; Rogers, Joel
Editor:
Cohen, Joshua
Editor:
Rogers, Joel
Author:
Cohen, Joshua
Author:
Daniels, Norman
Author:
Rogers, Joel
Author:
Kennedy, Bruce
Publisher:
Beacon Press (MA)
Location:
Boston :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Reference
Subject:
Health Policy
Subject:
Social Policy
Subject:
Medical care
Subject:
Social medicine
Subject:
Equality
Subject:
Medical policy
Subject:
Health services accessibility
Subject:
General Social Science
Subject:
Public Policy - Social Policy
Subject:
Social medicine -- United States.
Subject:
Health services accessibility -- United States.
Subject:
General Political Science
Subject:
Politics - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
New Democracy Forum
Series Volume:
#50
Publication Date:
October 2000
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
112
Dimensions:
8.03x5.43x.38 in. .30 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , In this election year, health care again proves to be one of our nation's most urgent issues. Daniels, Kennedy, and Kawachi shift the focus of the debate, forcing us to take a closer look at how our health is affected by social injustice and inequality. Arguing that it isn't enough to increase access to doctors, they call for improving social conditions-such as poverty, lack of education and affordable housing, and harmful work environments-that damage our health. By urging us to work toward equality of opportunity for all, the authors situate health care reform among the larger social problems we must face.

The authors' argument for reform in early childhood development, nutrition, work environment, and distribution of income is certain to spark debate. The editor of The New England Journal of Medicine and World Health Organization officials respond.

The New Democracy Forum is a series of short paperback originals exploring creative solutions to our most urgent national concerns.

"A civic treasure. . . . A truly good idea, carried out with intelligence and panache." --Robert Pinsky

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