Poverty and Health:
Implications for Health and Quality of Life
Analyzes the relationship between poverty and health and how this has been missing from the health discussions by the policy makers
Dennis Raphael is associate professor and undergraduate program director at York University’s School of Health Policy and Management. The most recent of his 100 scientific publications have been concerned with the health effects of income inequality, the quality of life of communities and individuals, and the impact of government decisions on Canadians’ health and well-being. His policy research on current trends in social and health policy directly involves informed community members. His recent authored or edited books are Poverty and Policy in Canada: Implications for Health and Quality of Life (Canadian Scholars’ Press, 2007); Staying Alive: Critical Perspectives on Health, Illness, and Health Care (Canadian Scholars’ Press, 2006); and Social Determinants of Health: Canadian Perspectives (Canadian Scholars’ Press, 2004).