Globalisation and Health, 1980-2000: Pathways of impact and initial evidence Giovanni Andrea Cornia, Stefano Rosignoli & Luca Tiberti

This paper tries to shed light on the relation between globalisation policies and health and argues that globalization policies contributed – through different pathways – to a slowdown in the pace of improvement of the social determinants of health. This caused, in turn, a corresponding deceleration (relative to the 1960-80 trends) in health gains in several regions and also globally. The authors, though not claiming to provide a final conclusion, argue that there is strong enough case to believe that the unsatisfactory health trends of the Globalization Era is related to a premature and acritical application of liberalisation-globalisation policies.

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