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The body economic : why austerity kills, David Stuckler and Sanjay Basu

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The body economic : why austerity kills
Title
The body economic
Title remainder
why austerity kills
Statement of responsibility
David Stuckler and Sanjay Basu
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Contributor
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Language
eng
Summary
The Body Economic is the first, agenda-shaping, look at the human costs of financial crisis - the culmination of ten years' work by two pioneering researchers - Sanjay Basu and David Stuckler. The global financial crisis has had a seismic impact upon the wealth of nations. But we have little sense of how it affects one of the most fundamental issues of all: our physical and mental health. This highly significant new book, based on the authors' own groundbreaking research, looks at the daily lives of people affected by financial crisis, from the Great Depression of the 1930s, to post-communist Russia, to the US foreclosure crisis of the late 2000s. Why, it asks, did Sweden experience a fall in suicides during its banking crisis? What triggered a mosquito-borne epidemic in California in 2007? What caused 10 million Russian men to 'disappear' in the 1990s? Why is Greece experiencing rocketing HIV rates? And how did the health of Americans actually improve during the catastrophic crisis of the 1930s? The conclusions it draws are both surprising and compelling: remarkably, when faced with similar crises, the health of some societies - like Iceland - improves, while that of others, such as Greece, deteriorates
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Stuckler, David
Dewey number
306.3
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Basu, Sanjay
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  • Financial crises
  • Social justice
  • Public Policy
  • Economics
  • Public health
  • Social justice
  • Public health
  • Public health
  • Economics
Target audience
adult
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The body economic : why austerity kills, David Stuckler and Sanjay Basu
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
000051747893
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxi, 216 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781846147838
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
The body economic : why austerity kills, David Stuckler and Sanjay Basu
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
000051747893
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxi, 216 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781846147838
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Other physical details
illustrations

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