Up Close podcast with Prof David Stuckler

"Even a severe financial crisis need not impact people's health if politicians take steps to protect their people." -- Prof David Stuckler

Costing us dearly: The toll of austerity policy on public health

Oxford sociologist and political economist Prof. David Stuckler argues that austerity policies imposed by national governments in response to economic crises bring about increases in disturbing public health outcomes -- particularly among those societies' most vulnerable people -- while countries that opt for stimulus-based policies have demonstrably healthier outcomes. Presented by Eric van Bemmel.

Podcast available at: http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/362-costing-us-dearly-toll-austerity-policy-public-health