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Health of NewcomersImmigration, Health Policy, and the Case for Global Solidarity$
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Patricia Illingworth and Wendy E. Parmet

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780814789216

Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: September 2017

DOI: 10.18574/nyu/9780814789216.001.0001

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Creating Global Health

Creating Global Health

(p.133) 7 Creating Global Health
Health of Newcomers

Patricia Illingworth

Wendy E. Parmet

NYU Press

When the global social determinants of health are taken into account, it can be argued that affluent nations have responsibility for the health of newcomers. Affluent nations have played a role in shaping the health of the global poor, many of whom migrate to escape the conditions that are created by the global social determinants of health and that adversely impact their health. Although there are many ways that affluent countries can affect the health of people in poor countries, this chapter focuses on the implications of poverty for health, and how affluent countries have contributed to global poverty, as illustrated with two examples: international tax law and tax injustice, and environmental harms, including climate change. Given the pivotal role of affluent nations in the global social determinants of health, these nations have violated a negative duty not to harm others and therefore have a moral responsibility to compensate for that harm.

Keywords:   climate change, environmental harms, global poor, global social determinants of health, negative duty, social determinants of health, tax injustice

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