Journal article

Urbanization: a problem for the rich and the poor?

Md Abdul Kuddus, Elizabeth Tynan, Emma McBryde

Public Health Reviews | BMC | Published : 2020

Abstract

Urbanization has long been associated with human development and progress, but recent studies have shown that urban settings can also lead to significant inequalities and health problems. This paper is concerned with the adverse impact of urbanization on both developed and developing nations and both wealthy and poor populations within those nations, addressing issues associated with public health problems in urban areas. The discussion in this paper will be of interest to policy makers. The paper advocates policies that improve the socio-economic conditions of the urban poor and promote their better health. Further, this discussion encourages wealthy people and nations to become better info..

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Grants

Awarded by College of Medicine and Dentistry at the James Cook University, Australia


Funding Acknowledgements

This work was conducted as a part of a PhD programme of the first authors and funded by the College of Medicine and Dentistry at the James Cook University, Australia (JCU-QLD-933347).