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Socioeconomic Health Inequalities are a Matter of Human Rights
Human rights are an authoritative moral and legal framework that can be used by governments to reduce socioeconomic health inequalities
Brigit Toebes - November 20, 2022
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Missing Women in Colonial India
This post presents patterns of missing women in Colonial India. Male-biased sex ratios emerge most visibly after age 10.
James Fenske & colleagues - November 6, 2022
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Epidemic Disease and Indigenous Survival: Research Findings for Colonial Latin America
Post-contact depopulation in the New World resulted from the introduction of epidemic diseases to which Indigenous peoples were defenceless.
W. George Lovell - October 23, 2022
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Living in an Interwar World: Communicable Disease and Epidemic Information
This article traces the origins of the current system of global health information and the foundations of current communications problems.
Heidi Tworek - October 9, 2022
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Poverty, Pollution, and Mortality: The 1918 Influenza Pandemic in a Developing German Economy
I analyze the health impact of the 1918 “Spanish Flu” in South-West Germany and the harmful effects of poverty and air pollution on mortality.
Richard Franke - September 25, 2022
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Health progress and inequality: the first year of LRHM
Long Run Health Matters is one year old! This post puts together the research summaries published during the last year.
Daniel Gallardo Albarrán - September 10, 2022
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Is the world getting better? If so, why and by how much?

Leandro Prados (@LdelaEscosura/@uc3m) has written a book on this (link below).

A while ago he summarized some of his main findings 👇

#development #inequality #wellbeing #health #econhist

https://lrhmatters.com/wellbeing/augmented-human-development-since-1870

Looking forward to the high policy dialogue and to present on #tax and #SDGs organized by @UNDP_SDGFinance & @AhteshamRKhan at @Columbia with #tax government officials, think tanks and tax scholars @Jayati1609 @PeterHongler @aredonda @Lustarnde @n_pushkareva @JosephEStiglitz

What’s the link between racism, religiosity & sex?

Segregation was defended to prevent inter-racial reproduction.

This is deemed against God’s plan.

This may explain why white Southerners cling to religion: it justifies their racism.

Cue a fertile soil for Pro-Life campaigns.

From our archive: Europeans have grown much taller since 1850.

What does this imply about their well-being?

Bernard Harris (@UniStrathclyde) explains it 👇

#health #heights #progress #wellbeing #development

https://lrhmatters.com/wellbeing/anthropometric-history-and-wellbeing

ICYMI: #Health has improved substantially in Europe, but #inequalities between poor and rich remain.

What can we do about it?

Brigit Toebes (@brigittoebes/@univgroningen) proposes recognizing and enforcing human rights to good health for all.

https://lrhmatters.com/drivers-of-health/socioeconomic-health-inequalities-are-a-matter-of-human-rights

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