The effect of economic recession on population health

Bezruchka, Stephen
September 2009
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;9/1/2009, Vol. 181 Issue 5, p281
Academic Journal
The article presents a reprint of the article "The Effect of Economic Recession on Population Health," by Stephen Bezruchka, which appeared at www.cmaj.ca on August 31, 2009. It discusses the trends in mortality during recessions and periods of economic growth in rich countries. It notes that countries having strong social safety nets encounter smaller changes in population health in relation to business cycles.


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