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Capital Accumulation, Technological Change, and the Distribution of Income during the British Industrial Revolution

Robert C. Allen

The Emergence of Inequality in Small-Scale Societies: Simple Scenarios and Agent-Based Simulations

Eric Smith and Jung-Kyoo Choi

The Evolution of Suffrage Institutions in the New World

Standley L. Engerman and Kenneth L. Sokoloff

Evolutionary Dynamics of Class Structure

Samuel Bowles and Suresh Naidu

Equality's Fate: Toward a Natural History

Samuel Bowles

Factor Endowments, Inequality, and Paths of Development Among New World Economies

Standley L. Engerman and Kenneth L. Sokoloff

Health Disparities and Health Equity: Concepts and Measurement

Paula Braveman
Center on Social Disparities in Health, University of California, San Francisco, California
Annual Review of Public Health, Vol. 27: 167-194 (Volume publication date April 2006)

History Lessons: Institutions, Factors Endowments, and Paths of Development in the New World

Kenneth L. Sokoloff and Stanley L. Engerman

Inequality and the Evolution of Institutions of Taxation: Evidence from the Economic History of the Americas

Kenneth L. Sokoloff and Eric M. Zolt

Patterns and Causes of Disparities in Health

David R. Williams
Policy Challenges in Modern Health Care, 115-132, May 2005 , Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
"........David Williams further develops the disparities issue as it affects racial and ethnic groups. He shows that such health disparities are large and persistent. Like Link and Phelan, he sees them as embedded in larger influences, primarily socioeconomic disadvantage, social isolation, and economic marginalization. He notes the multiple pathways through which these larger influences affect health, such as noxious working and living environments, unemployment, exposure to persistent stress, lack of resources to cope and promote healthy living, and constrained access to medical care. Williams makes the essential point that analysts too easily combine people in racial and ethnic groups that are actually heterogeneous and whose members face different life and health challenges. He argues for data that allow us to better unpack such gross and uninformative categories as Hispanic, black, and Asian.

Social Segregation and the Dynamics of Group Inequality

Samuel Bowles and Rajiv Sethi

Status Signaling, Social Power, and Lineage Survival

James L. Boone

Subsistence Strategies and Early Human Population History: An Evolutionary Ecological Perspective

James L. Boone

Social Determinants

WHO Commission


David T. Levy, Joseph E. Bauer, and Hye-ryeon Lee Simulation Modeling and Tobacco Control: Creating More Robust Public Health Policies Am J Public Health 2006 96: 494-498

David T. Levy, Sarah Bales, Nguyen T. Lam, Leonid Nikolayev. The role of public policies in reducing smoking and deaths caused by smoking in Vietnam: Results from the Vietnam tobacco policy simulation model. Social Science & Medicine 62 (2006) 1819–1830

The Use of Simulation Models for the Surveillance, Justification and Understanding of Tobacco Control Policies DAVID T. LEVY et al Health Care Management Science 5, 113–120, 2002

A systems view of the smoking problem Roberts EB, Homer JB, Kasabian A and Varrel M International Journal of Biomedical Computing 1982 13: 69-86

Smoke Exposure Simulation Website


An Application of System Dynamics to an Obesity Prevention Program: Simulation of the Risk Reduction of Cardiovascular Disease and the Savable Medical Expenses


The Obesity Problem: Is It a State In Mind? Tarek K. Abdel-Hamid ISDC2003 New York

A Culture Out Of Balance? Obesity Among America's Children: A Dynamic System View Richard Althouse ISDC2005 Boston

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