Anthropocene Health Economics: Preparing for the Journey or the Destination?

Hensher, Martin 2020, Anthropocene Health Economics: Preparing for the Journey or the Destination?. In Zywert, Katherine and Quilley, Stephen (ed), Health in the Anthropocene: Living Well on a Finite Planet, University of Toronto Press, Toronto, Canada, pp.107-139.

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Title Anthropocene Health Economics: Preparing for the Journey or the Destination?
Author(s) Hensher, MartinORCID iD for Hensher, Martin orcid.org/0000-0001-6444-6827
Title of book Health in the Anthropocene: Living Well on a Finite Planet
Editor(s) Zywert, Katherine
Quilley, Stephen
Publication date 2020
Chapter number 4
Total chapters 21
Start page 107
End page 139
Total pages 32
Publisher University of Toronto Press
Place of Publication Toronto, Canada
Keyword(s) Anthropocene
Ecological Economics
Health Economics
Steady State Economy
Degrowth
Health Care
Health Systems
Summary This chapter considers the implications of different ecological macroeconomic models for health and health care - "green growth", the "steady state" economy, and "degrowth". It considers health care policy under no-growth conditions (steady state or degrowth), overconsumption in health care, and areas in which health economics will need to adapt to better meet the needs of the Anthropocene era. It considers the challenge of improving the health of the world's poorest people in a post-growth era of ecological constraints. It concludes by discussing the real risk of involuntary degrowth (or collapse), and suggests some institutional measures for health care systems which might provide some protection against the worst impacts of involuntary degrowth.
ISBN 978-1-4875-0616-2
Edition 3rd
Language eng
Indigenous content off
Field of Research 140208 Health Economics
149902 Ecological Economics
160508 Health Policy
HERDC Research category B1 Book chapter
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