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Confronting the formula feeding epidemic in a new era of trade and investment liberalisation

Author/s (editor/s):

Smith, J
Galtry, J
Salmon, L

Publication year:

2014

Publication type:

Journal article

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http://australianpe.wix.com/japehome#!jape-73/c1vr8

Abstract:

Breastfeeding is rarely seen as an economic policy issue. Many view the idea of placing a dollar value on mothers’ milk as repugnant. Breastfeeding cannot be framed as simply an economic relationship. It is a complex, physiological, emotional and social relationship between mother and child, intricately related to the nature of the society, community and family in which they live. Furthermore, the ‘costs’ and ‘benefits’ of breastfeeding fall both on individuals and on society as a whole. Yet in a world where not valuing something in dollar terms means it is not valued at all, this economic invisibility can have major consequences for the ‘market’ for mother’s milk, for infant and maternal health and wellbeing, and for appropriate public policy.

Cite the publication as

Smith, J., J. Galtry and L. Salmon (2014). Confronting the formula feeding epidemic in a new era of trade and investment liberalisation. Journal of Australian Political Economy 73: 132-171.

Trade Policy and Public Health

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Author/s (editor/s):

Sharon Friel
Libby Hattersley
Ruth Townsend

Publication year:

2015

Publication type:

Journal article

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Annual Review of Public Health website

Trade policy influences health equity outcomes through the distribution of power, money, and resources between and within countries writes RegNet Director Sharon Friel together with ANU colleagues Libby Hattersley and Ruth Townsend, in their new article ‘Trade Policy and Public Health’ published this month in the The Annual Review of Public Health.

Cite the publication as

Friel, S, L Hattersley and R Townsend (2015) ‘Trade Policy and Public Health’ Annual Review of Public Health, vol. 36: 325-344.

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