Title: Teaching health in an era of inequality

Authors: Iris Buder; Jake Jennings

Addresses: Department of Economics, Idaho State University, 921 South 8th Avenue, Pocatello, ID 83209, USA ' Department of Economics, California State University, ChicoButte Hall Rm 649a, Chico, CA 95929, USA

Abstract: With rising inequalities in the USA health disparities are also increasing, which is especially pronounced when viewed by racial/ethnic group and by socio-economic status. This paper provides an outline for instructing on these disparities, and specifically their impact on health outcomes.

Keywords: health disparities; socio-economic status; SES; income inequality; teaching inequality; economics education; United States healthcare; mortality; morbidity; health/wealth gradient; Gini index; income distribution; social policy.

DOI: 10.1504/IJPEE.2018.092245

International Journal of Pluralism and Economics Education, 2018 Vol.9 No.1/2, pp.50 - 68

Received: 05 Aug 2017
Accepted: 18 Feb 2018

Published online: 01 Jun 2018 *

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