Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies Program on Energy and Sustainable Development Stanford University


Publications




Children of the Recession

Commentary

Author
Paul H. Wise - Stanford University

Published by
Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, Vol. 163 no. 11, page(s) 106364
November 2009


Clinicians always inherit the results of bad social policy. Sooner or later, deleterious or ineffective policies will find clinical expression in patterns of illness, hospitalization, and ultimately death. History has shown that this cascade is never more intense than for children, a group exquisitely dependent on the adequacy of societal nurturance and protection. There is no question, therefore, that the current recession, the deepest since the Great Depression, will touch virtually all pediatric practices.