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War and the Health of Nations$
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Zaryab Iqbal

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780804758819

Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: June 2013

DOI: 10.11126/stanford/9780804758819.001.0001

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Conflict and Levels of Health Achievement

Conflict and Levels of Health Achievement

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(p.53) 4 Conflict and Levels of Health Achievement
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War and the Health of Nations
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Stanford University Press
DOI:10.11126/stanford/9780804758819.003.0004

This chapter examines the effect of militarized conflict on the populations of states by evaluating the relationship between war and public health. It investigates how levels of public health decline due to conflict in the short term and the long run, how national wealth affects health outputs, and how democracy is associated with population well-being. The analysis reveals that conflict can undermine health, that a number of political and economic factors are important in assessing the effect of conflict on health, and that the influence of these factors varies across countries with differing characteristics.

Keywords:   militarized conflict, populations of states, war, public health, national wealth, health outputs, population well-being

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