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Challenging Health Economics

Gavin Mooney


This book mounts a critique of current health economics and provides a new way of looking at the economics of health and health care. It argues that health economics has been too dominated by the economics of health care and has largely ignored the impact of poverty, inequality, poor housing, and lack of education on health. It is suggested that some of the structural issues of economies, particularly the individualism of neo liberalism which is becoming more and more pervasive across the globe, need to be addressed in health economics. The book instead proposes a form of collective decision m ... More

Keywords: health care, poverty, inequality, poor housing, education, individualism, neo liberalism, communitarianism, World Bank, IMF

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780199235971
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2009 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199235971.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Gavin Mooney, author
Professor of Health Economics, Curtin University and Visiting Professor, Aarhus University and the University of Cape Town