About this book
An agenda-shaping look at the human costs of financial crisis, this looks at how, in some societies, recession improves health, whereas in others it makes it worse. It also proves that austerity is bad for health in every society, and that the community should respond differently to times of hardship.
Why, it asks, did Sweden experience a fall in suicides during its banking crisis? What triggered a mosquito-borne epidemic in California in 2007? What caused 10 million Russian men to 'disappear' in the 1990s? Why is Greece experiencing rocketing HIV rates? This title deals with these questions.