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School of Health Policy and Management Summer 2005 Course--Poverty and Health in Canada: Current Evidence and Policy Responses

Atkinson Faculty of Liberal and Professional Studies, York University

"The incidence of poverty in Canada has profound implications for the health of Canadians. This course will consider evidence related to the incidence of poverty in Canada and elsewhere, the mechanisms by which poverty threatens the health of both the poor and not poor, and various public policy responses to the problem of poverty. Emphasis is on the role policy plays in Canada and other industrialized nations in creating, maintaining, and potentially reducing poverty rates." [from the website]

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