Urbanization: a problem for the rich and the poor?

Kuddus, Md Abdul, Tynan, Elizabeth, and McBryde, Emma (2020) Urbanization: a problem for the rich and the poor? Public Health Reviews, 41. 1.

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Abstract

Urbanization has long been associated with human development and progress, but recent studies have shown that urban settings can also lead to significant inequalities and health problems. This paper is concerned with the adverse impact of urbanization on both developed and developing nations and both wealthy and poor populations within those nations, addressing issues associated with public health problems in urban areas. The discussion in this paper will be of interest to policy makers. The paper advocates policies that improve the socio-economic conditions of the urban poor and promote their better health. Further, this discussion encourages wealthy people and nations to become better informed about the challenges that may arise when urbanization occurs in their regions without the required social supports and infrastructure.

Item ID: 63552
Item Type: Article (Short Note)
ISSN: 2107-6952
Keywords: Urbanization, Diseases, Public health, Nutrition
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Funders: College of Medicine and Dentistry, James Cook University (JCU)
Projects and Grants: JCU-QLD-933347
Date Deposited: 13 Aug 2020 05:52
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111708 Health and Community Services @ 100%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9205 Specific Population Health (excl. Indigenous Health) > 920599 Specific Population Health (excl. Indigenous Health) not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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