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Health and Wealth

Health and Wealth

How Social and Economic Factors Affect Our Well Being

By Monica Townson

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Series: Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives

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Chapter 1. The Health of the Population
Meeting the challenge of the World Health Organization
Health promotion and population health
The socioeconomic determinants of population health
The politics of population health

Chapter 1. The Health of the Population
Meeting the challenge of the World Health Organization
Health promotion and population health
The socioeconomic determinants of population health
The politics of population health
"Healthy public policies"
Chapter 2 Inequalities in Health
Income and social status
Education and Health
Early childhood development and child poverty
Aboriginal health
Housing
Unemployment
The lack of gender analysis
Poverty and income distribution
Recent trends in poverty rates in Canada
Income distribution and population health
Social cohesion
Income distribution in Canada
The gaps in research
Chapter 3 The Policy Challenge
Indicators of social health
The need for action
Building toward population health
The political will to act
A coordinated national effort
Which way will policy go in Canada?
Poverty
Unemployment
Income distribution
Policy alternatives
Endnotes
Chapter 1
Chapter 2
Chapter 3

"Quality of life is one of the most powerful determinants of health and in this book social policy expert Monica Townson offers a presciption for improving the overall health level of Canadians, at the right price."

- The Halifax Daily News

"Townson's accessible book will be of particular interest to students and professionals in health, social services, policy and administration."

- Marilyn Mardiros Canadian Book Review Annual

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Publication Details:

Binding: Paperback, 124 pages
Publication Date: 1st January 1999
ISBN: 9781550286588
Format: 8.5in x 5.5in

BIC Code: MBQ
BISAC Code:  MED036000
Imprint: Lorimer


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