Low Income, Social Growth, and Good Health: A History of Twelve Countries
"James Riley has crowned decades of work on the improvement of health with a splendid book that is engagingly written and accessible to all. It is a guide to the national achievement of better health and greater longevity. Hopefully, this book will help change the world."—John C. Caldwell, Emeritus Professor of Demography, Australian National University, Canberra
"James Riley's Low Income, Social Growth, and Good Health represents another major contribution to the understanding of the world-wide mortality transition of the past two centuries. Based upon extensive research, this book is important for historians and epidemiologists, as well as central to current policy debates, because of its demonstrations of the many factors that have influenced better health in addition to economic growth and new medications."—Stanley Engerman, John H. Munro Professor of Economics and History, University of Rochester
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1 Life Expectancy and Income among the First Countriesto Begin Health Transitions
2 Which Countries Should Be Studied?
Japan and Korea
Panama and Costa Rica
Cuba and Jamaica
7 The Soviet and Chinese Models of Social Development
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aȘord Albania Angus Maddison antibiotics barefoot doctors began Beginning Period campaign capita GDPpc causes of death China Cooperation and Development Costa Rica coun Cuba di‹cult diȘerent eȘective eȘorts early Economic Cooperation economic development economic growth Expectancy at Birth expectancy gains facilities fecal disease figure gains in survival Gross domestic product health services health transitions high life expectancy Historical Statistics Paris History hookworm household hygiene improvements income distribution Inequality infant mortality initiated international dollars investments Jamaica Japan Japanese Korea latrines literacy living low-income countries malaria Medicine Mexico mortalidad Mortality Decline nineteenth century o‹cial oil-rich Organization for Economic pace Panama pectancy percent policies primary schools programs public health rapid gains Riley rural areas social development social growth Soviet Union spending Sri Lanka survival gains tion Transitions in Countries tuberculosis typhoid fever United Nations University Press urban Venezuela Western World Bank