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This 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 Details

ISBN: 9781551303239
ISBN-10: 155130323X
Format: Paperback
(180mm x 260mm x 23mm)
Pages: 425
Imprint: Canadian Scholars Press
Publisher: Canadian Scholars Press
Publish Date: 1-Apr-2007
Country of Publication: Canada


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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.