ERIC Number: ED162008
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
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Poverty and Health: Economic Causes and Consequences of Health Problems.
Luft, Harold S.
This book presents an empirical analysis of the interrelationships between poverty and health. Definitions of various aspects of health problems are used in outlining a causal model of the relationships between various socioeconomic factors and different types of health problems. This model is then developed through a discussion of types of data and the specific sources used throughout the book. Factors related to the incidence of disability are examined by employing two approaches: one which considers all disabilities and one which focuses on occupational factors. Emphasis is placed on factors that influence the various outcomes of disability: job changes, altered labor force participation, hours worked per week, and the like. In addition, the magnitude of the effects of disability are explored and found to be substantial. It is held that appropriate policies could be designed to lessen the impact of disability, and that these policies should be considered and implemented. Specific policy proposals are made with the primary emphasis being on improving the chances for a healthy life, with a secondary concern for disability compensation schemes. (Author/EB)
Descriptors: Blacks, Economic Factors, Employed Women, Family Income, Family Status, Health, Medical Services, Models, Racial Differences, Sex Differences, Social Influences, Socioeconomic Influences, Socioeconomic Status, Workers Compensation
Ballinger Publishing Company, 17 Dunster Street, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 ($16.50)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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