Social and Economic Costs of Violence – Workshop Summary

US Board on Global Health IOM

Available online at: http://bit.ly/vFW1du

“…..Violence not only causes physical and emotional damage, but also creates a social and economic burden on communities. Measuring these costs can be difficult, and most estimates only consider the direct economic effects of violence, such as productivity loss or the use of health care services. Beyond these clear-cut costs, however, the pain and suffering of violence can affect human and social development and increase the risk of chronic outcomes later in life.

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