The course will be focused on an examination of the constitutive role of health in human development, and its instrumental role in economic development. It will include discussion of the conceptual issues and measurement problems in health studies, and also in assessing inequalities in health and healthcare. The correspondence and dissonance in the links between income inequality and health inequality will be investigated, and the challenge of instituting universal health care in poor countries will be examined.
Jointly taught with Professor Sudhir Anand
Jointly offered at HSPH as GHP 558