179 - 2AB - The macro-social environment and health...

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The macro-social environment and health
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Population Growth Family planning is cheaper than all other methods of reducing carbon emissions $7 cost of abating a ton of CO2 using family planning • $24 for wind power $51 for solar $57-83 for coal plants with carbon capture and storage Increasing Life Expectancy Increasing by three months every year in developed countries What are the implications of an ever-growing life expectancy?
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Poverty Overwhelming majority of world’s population live in developing countries Poverty – a level of income that people cannot afford a minimum , nutritionally adequate diet and essential non-food requirements Poor health from poverty due to absence of: • Safe water • Environmental sanitation Adequate diet Secure housing Basic education • Income generating opportunities Access to medication and health care
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Within-group inequalities Socioeconomic status (SES) – the social standing
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This note was uploaded on 02/27/2012 for the course PSYCH health taught by Professor Brian during the Spring '12 term at UC Riverside.

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