Social Sustainability

Social Sustainability

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How can we raise the standard of living of the worlda€™s poor and maintain high levels of social health and well-being in the developed world, while simultaneously reducing the environmental damage wrought by human activity? The social dimension of sustainability is becoming recognized as a necessary if not sufficient condition for attaining economic and environmental sustainability. The requisite dialogue requires inclusion at multi-levels. This collection of works is an ambitious and multi-disciplinary effort to indemnify and articulate the design, implementation and implications of inclusion. Included are theoretical and empirical pieces that examine the related issues at the local, national and international levels. Contributors are grounded in Sociology, Economics, Business Administration, Public Administration, Public Health, Psychology, Anthropology, Social Work, Education, and Natural Resource Management.A Multilevel Approach to Social Inclusion Veronica Dujon, Jesse Dillard, Eileen M . Brennan ... Disparities in the distribution of insurance coverage and access to care have serious implications for health outcomes. ... (62%) could be attributed to medical debt as many Americans ran up their credit cards and mortgaged their homes to pay for health care (Himmelstein, Thorne, Warren, aamp; Woolhandler, 2009).

Title:Social Sustainability
Author: Veronica Dujon, Jesse Dillard, Eileen M. Brennan
Publisher:Routledge - 2013-08-21

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