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Social and economic consequences of chronic diseases: What are the social and economic consequences of chronic diseases? What are the social and economic consequences of chronic diseases? Who suffers from the costs of these diseases? Who suffers from the costs of these diseases? Is there a case for governments to act to reduce the social harms caused by chronic diseases?

David Stuckler and Marc Suhrcke

in Sick Societies: Responding to the global challenge of chronic disease

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199574407
eISBN:
9780191731204
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199574407.003.0048
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter details how economic perspectives can enlighten us on how best to respond to chronic diseases. It shows that such economic tools are powerful, but they have ethical, policy, and ... More


War and Underdevelopment: Volume 1: The Economic and Social Consequences of Conflict

Frances Stewart and Valpy Fitzgerald (eds)

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199241866
eISBN:
9780191696961
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199241866.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Wars, especially civil wars, are among the most serious causes of human suffering and underdevelopment. Yet economic analysis of developing countries at war is relatively rare. These volumes aim to ... More


Internal Wars In Developing Countries: An Empirical Overview of Economic and Social Consequences

Frances Stewart, Cindy Huang, and Michael Wang

in War and Underdevelopment: Volume 1: The Economic and Social Consequences of Conflict

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199241866
eISBN:
9780191696961
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199241866.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter presents an empirical overview of some of the economic costs and social costs of civil conflict in the last 25 years. Attention is focused on internal conflict because it has been much ... More


Communities and Development: Autarkic Social Groups and the Economy

Russell Hardin

in A Not-so-dismal Science: A Broader View of Economies and Societies

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198294900
eISBN:
9780191596728
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198294905.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic Systems

Issues of social group autarky are addressed, with particular reference to their economic costs. The different sections of the chapter address the social interests of such groups, give some American ... More


Understanding the Economic Costs of Incarceration for African American Males

Mark L. Joseph

in Social Work With African American Males: Health, Mental Health, and Social Policy

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195314366
eISBN:
9780199865567
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195314366.003.0017
Subject:
Social Work, Communities and Organizations, Health and Mental Health

This chapter explores the economic implications of the staggering incarceration rate in the United States for African American men, for their families and communities, and for society as a whole. ... More


Habitats for vectors of disease

D. Dudley Williams

in The Biology of Temporary Waters

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198528128
eISBN:
9780191713538
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198528128.003.0009
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology

This chapter considers the many disease-causing and disease-carrying organisms, chiefly invertebrates that live in temporary water habitats. Important examples include blood flukes (schistomiasis), ... More


The Cost of War: Mortality and Population Loss

John Landers

in The Field and the Forge: Population, Production, and Power in the Pre-industrial West

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199279579
eISBN:
9780191719448
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199279579.003.0014
Subject:
History, Social History, Economic History

War imposed economic costs through the destruction of resources and their diversion to non-productive ends, and demographic costs in the form of relative or absolute population losses due to forced ... More


What Price is Just?

Mark R. Reiff

in Exploitation and Economic Justice in the Liberal Capitalist State

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199664009
eISBN:
9780191751400
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199664009.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter discusses the critical element of price, rejects the idea that the market price is necessarily just, and develops a new, objective cost-of-production-based conception of what makes the ... More


Economic Burden

Liang Youxin

in Global Occupational Health

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195380002
eISBN:
9780199893881
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195380002.003.0029
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

Poor occupational health and safety conditions lead to 250 million injuries, 335,000 fatalities and 60 to 150 million occupational diseases, resulting in 1.2 million work-related deaths per year. ... More


The Cumulative Costs of the Opportunity Gap

Clive Belfield and Henry M. Levin

in Closing the Opportunity Gap: What America Must Do to Give Every Child an Even Chance

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199982981
eISBN:
9780199346219
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199982981.003.0014
Subject:
Sociology, Education

Economists Clive Belfield and Hank Levin explore the overall costs of the cumulative opportunity gap. They examine the opportunity gap in terms of diminished lifetime opportunities for employment and ... More


Conclusion

David French

in The Strategy of the Lloyd George Coalition, 1916–1918

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205593
eISBN:
9780191676680
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205593.003.0013
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Political History

From the beginning of the war British policy-makers had a clear appreciation that they were fighting to ensure a greater measure of security for Britain and its empire in the post-war world. They ... More


The High Cost of the Iraq War

Joseph E. Stiglitz

in The Economists' Voice: Top Economists Take On Today's Problems

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231143653
eISBN:
9780231527866
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231143653.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

Shortly before the current Iraq War, Bush administration economist Larry Lindsey suggested that the costs of war might range between $100 billion and $200 billion, other officials quickly demurred. ... More


The economics of austerity

Stephen McBride

in Social Policy In Times of Austerity: Global economic crisis and the new politics of welfare

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781447319115
eISBN:
9781447319146
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447319115.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This chapter considers the various costs associated with the economic and financial crisis and the austerity policies which have become a standard response to that crisis; Direct and indirect ... More


The Economic Cost of the Iraq War

Scott Wallsten

in The Economists' Voice: Top Economists Take On Today's Problems

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231143653
eISBN:
9780231527866
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231143653.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter considers the costs of the Iraq war. It is estimated that through the summer of 2005, the direct economic cost of the war in Iraq to the United States was about $300 billion. Including ... More


The Settlement of the State Lawsuits

in Smoke-Filled Rooms: A Postmortem on the Tobacco Deal

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226857473
eISBN:
9780226857480
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226857480.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law

The settlement of the suits brought by the state attorneys general against the cigarette industry for $206 billion in 1998 resolved the impasse over the Proposed Resolution. The settlement led to an ... More


Transportation Costs, Trade, and Global Value Chains

Sübidey Togan

in The Liberalization of Transportation Services in the EU and Turkey

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780198753407
eISBN:
9780191815041
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198753407.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics, International

This chapter sets out the purpose of the book, the importance of the subject, and the structure of the book. The chapter studies the relation between trade costs and volume of trade; the economic ... More


The Trade and Investment Effects of Preferential Trading Arrangements

Philippa Dee and Jyothi Gali

in International Trade in East Asia

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226378961
eISBN:
9780226379005
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226379005.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

This chapter examines the effects of the trade and nontrade provisions of preferential trading arrangements (PTAs) on international trade and foreign direct investment (FDI) flows of member and ... More


Quantifying the economic consequences of multiple stressors on the marine environment

Nick Hanley

in Stressors in the Marine Environment: Physiological and ecological responses; societal implications

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780198718826
eISBN:
9780191788352
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198718826.003.0019
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology, Ecology

This chapter explains the principles behind estimating economic values for changes in the quality of marine ecosystems and in the ecosystem services they provide. These principles are also relevant ... More


The Full Costs of Terrorism

John Mueller and Mark G. Stewart

in Terror, Security, and Money: Balancing the Risks, Benefits, and Costs of Homeland Security

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
February 2015
ISBN:
9780199795758
eISBN:
9780190252571
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199795758.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter tallies the full costs that terrorism characteristically inflicts, not only those attending the loss of life but also the direct and indirect economic costs and the costs of reaction, ... More


Does College Still Pay?

Lisa Barrow and Cecilia Elena Rouse

in The Economists' Voice: Top Economists Take On Today's Problems

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231143653
eISBN:
9780231527866
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231143653.003.0025
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter asks whether attending college still worth the costs. The answer to the question is yes. College is definitely still worth the investment. In fact, there are no signs that the value of a ... More


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