A nation of inequality: The effects of inequality on health, crime and economic achievement

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Publication Type honors thesis
School or College College of Social & Behavioral Science
Department Health, Society & Policy
Faculty Mentor Norman J. Waitzman
Creator Craner, Bethlyn "Buffy" Sage
Title A nation of inequality: The effects of inequality on health, crime and economic achievement
Year graduated 2012
Date 2012-05
Description Income inequality is on the rise, growing rapidly since the mid 1970's in the United States of America (Weeks 2007). This study will investigate the effects an increasing gap between the affluent and impoverished has on critical factors of social welfare. A meta-assessment will be performed combining the literature that has explored the relationship of income inequality to: health, crime and economic achievement. The results will provide an overview of the data, focusing on whether they support a correlation between income inequality and any change in these outcomes. Underlying validity of each argument will also be examined. The study will focus on the literature concerning the United States of America, as well as relevant pieces on other developed countries. The conclusions will hopefully provide awareness to the social implications of inequality and point to directions for recommended policy procedures. It will also include a brief cautionary note on the alternatives.
Type Text
Publisher University of Utah
Subject Income inequality - United States
Language eng
Rights Management Copyright © Bethlyn Sage Craner 2012
Format Medium application/pdf
Format Extent 1,008,139 bytes
Identifier etd3/id/2480
Permissions Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/details?id=1251719
ARK ark:/87278/s6bp0hn7
Setname ir_htoa
Date Created 2013-10-03
Date Modified 2019-07-11
ID 196056
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6bp0hn7
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