The emphasis of this report is on the information and data that would be required to assess the external health costs of poverty, rather than the private costs incurred by those living in poverty. These external health costs, which all have major policy implications in terms of government decisions to invest in poverty reduction programs, include costs to the health care system that result from the association between poorer health outcomes and low income. There are, however, other costs, which result from the effects of poverty on society in general. These include costs related to the criminal justice system, social assistance programs, educational systems, and to employment and productivity. In addition, other social issues that result in social exclusion, such as homelessness, food insecurity, and environmental problems also register as costs. Due to time and resource limitations, these social costs are explored only briefly in this report.
Effects of Poverty on Society - Buzzle
Causes & Effects of Poverty On Society, Children & Violence
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