The Milbank Quarterly

The Impact of Social Policy on Health

The Impact of Social Policy on Health

COVID-19 is demonstrating just how much poverty can affect health. In this episode, Emilie Courtin of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and Peter Muennig of Columbia University, discuss their June Milbank Quarterly article, which systematically reviewed all known randomized social policy experiments in the United States that included health outcomes. Their work found that early life, income-related, and health insurance policies all have the potential to improve health.

Duration: 16 min

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