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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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Forced Migration and Population Health

Forced Migration and Population Health

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(p.133) 8 Forced Migration and Population Health
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War and the Health of Nations
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Stanford University Press
DOI:10.11126/stanford/9780804758819.003.0008

This chapter, which investigates the effect of conflict on public health through forced migration and the generation of refugee flows, discusses the deteriorating impact of forced migration on key indicators of population health and the positive effect of democracy, national income, and economic openness on health achievement. It evaluates the linkages among war, forced migration, and health outputs for the period from 1965 to 1995, and suggests that states which host large numbers of refugees will experience a decline in their health achievement.

Keywords:   public health, forced migration, refugee flows, population health, democracy, national income, economic openness, health achievement, war

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