Income, Poverty, and Health Inequality

The health of people with low incomes historically has been a driver of public health advances in the United States. For example, in New York City, cholera deaths during outbreaks in 1832 and 1854 concentrated among the poor helped push forward the Metropolitan Health Law, which allowed for regulation of sanitary conditions in the city. The law was an exemplar for other municipalities across the United States, saving countless lives during subsequent cholera epidemics as well as from typhus, dysentery, and smallpox.
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Source: Journal of Vocational Behavior - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of Dental Hygiene - Category: Dentistry Tags: J Dent Hyg Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of Ethnopharmacology - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
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Source: Canadian Journal of Urology - Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: Can J Urol Source Type: research
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