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Health and wealth : studies in history and policy / Simon Szreter.

  • Szreter, Simon
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Rochester, NY : University of Rochester Press, 2005.

Physical description

xiii, 506 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.


Bibliographic information

Includes bibliographical references and index.


The population health approach in historical perspective -- The idea of demographic transition and the study of fertility -- Change: a critical intellectual history -- The importance of social intervention in Britain's mortality -- Decline c.1850-1914: a reinterpretation of the role of public health -- Mortality in England in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries: a reply to Sumit Guha -- Urbanization, mortality, and the standard of living debate: new estimates of the expectation of life at birth in nineteenth-century British cities -- Economic growth, disruption, deprivation, disease, and death: on the importance of the politics of public health for development --
The G.R.O. and the public health movement in Britain, 1837-1914 -- The silent revolution in nineteenth-century government: the rise of local government expertise -- Health, class, place, and politics: social capital, opting in and opting out of collective provision in nineteenth-century and twentieth-century Britain -- Health by association? social capital, social theory, and the political economy of public health -- Public health and security in an age of globalizing economic growth: the awkward lessons of history.


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