Brooks/Cole Empowerment Series: Social Welfare Policy and Social Programs, 3rd Edition
NCBI Bookshelf. Chapters 4 — 7 identified intriguing differences between the United States and other high-income countries that might plausibly contribute to the health gap:. Although each of these unfavorable patterns could be examined in isolation, the panel was struck by a recurring theme: data compiled from unrelated sources show that the United States is losing ground to other high-income countries on multiple measures of health and socioeconomic well-being. This finding is true for the young and old and perhaps even for affluent and well-educated Americans. Other rich nations outperform the United States not only on health status but also on protecting children from poverty, educating youth, and promoting social mobility. It is highly likely that the U. This pattern began decades ago.
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