Inequalities are Unhealthy

Authors

  • Vicente Navarro

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.14452/MR-056-02-2004-06_4

Keywords:

Ecology

Abstract

The growing inequalities we are witnessing in the world today are having a very negative impact on the health and quality of life of its populations. It is true, as many conservatives and neoliberal authors continue to stress, that health indicators are improving in many parts of the world, including in many underdeveloped countries. But what these authors are not saying is that the rate of improvements in these indicators have slowed down in most countries that have experienced a growth of inequalities, and in many of them, including the United States, these indicators have even reversed. According to the last report of the National Center for Health and Vital Statistics, infant mortality in the United States has increased, reversing the decline that had occurred since 1953. The growth of inequalities is thus bad for people's health. But why?

Published

2004-06-04

Issue

Section

Articles