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Comment: Housing policy and health

Journal of Social Issues

Author: Catalano, R., Kessell, E.
Type: Journal Article
Year: 2003

Abstract:

We summarize and comment on the policy sections of the articles in this issue concerned with the health effects of residential environments. We review the implications in the context of public policies implemented over at least the last century to improve the least, as well as most, expensive housing. We make the argument that public policy can reduce but not eliminate the contribution of housing to the differences in health between the wealthy and poor. We conclude that the applied value of work such as that presented in this issue arises from its contribution to sustaining the improvements in health enjoyed over the last century, not from whether it helps eliminate the gap in health between the poor and wealthy.


Further Details

Pages: 13
Volume: 59
Issue: 3
Section: 637
Accession Number: November, 2010
Keywords: Housing, Health
Reads: 166
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