Poverty and Policy in Canada
Implications for Health and Quality of Life
By (author) Dennis Raphael
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Poverty and Policy in Canada by Dennis Raphael
Book DescriptionThis book provides a unique interdisciplinary perspective on poverty and its importance to the health and quality of life for Canadians. Central issues include: definitions of poverty and means of measuring it in wealthy nations such as Canada; causes of poverty -- both situational and societal; health and social implications of poverty for individuals, communities and society as a whole; and means of addressing the incidence of poverty and improving its effects.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781551303239
(180mm x 260mm x 23mm)
Imprint: Canadian Scholars Press
Publisher: Canadian Scholars Press
Publish Date: 1-Apr-2007
Country of Publication: Canada
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Health and quality of life are vital indicators of societal functioning. The way a society distributes resources among its population reveals much about the society itself. This title unites readings that explore the integral link between quality of life and public policy choices.
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Author Biography - Dennis Raphael
Dennis Raphael is a professor of health policy at the School of Health Policy and Management at York University. His research focuses on the health effects of income inequality, the quality of life of communities and individuals, and the impact of government decisions on Canadians' health and well-being.
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