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Environmental Justice: Income, Race, and Health (teaching module)

Data and case studies are presented illustrating how minority and low-income communities often bear a disproportionate share of environmental costs. The uses and limitations of economic analysis are explored, including the topics of valuing human life and health and the difference between efficiency and equity. The module addresses issues of environmental justice both in the United States and internationally. Suggestions for more equitable environmental policies are presented. The student reading consists of 24 pages which includes discussion questions, glossary, web links, references, and suggestions for additional readings.

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Date Of Record Release 2014-12-24 09:24:47
Description Data and case studies are presented illustrating how minority and low-income communities often bear a disproportionate share of environmental costs. The uses and limitations of economic analysis are explored, including the topics of valuing human life and health and the difference between efficiency and equity. The module addresses issues of environmental justice both in the United States and internationally. Suggestions for more equitable environmental policies are presented. The student reading consists of 24 pages which includes discussion questions, glossary, web links, references, and suggestions for additional readings.
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Keyword Environmental Education, Environmental Justice, Curricula, Case Study
Date Of Record Creation 2014-12-24 09:21:14
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Date Last Modified 2014-12-24 09:24:47
Language English
Date Record Checked: 2014-12-24 09:21:14 (W3C-DTF)

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