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The Distribution of Health and Healthcare

Alan Cribb

in Health and the Good Society: Setting Healthcare Ethics in Social Context

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780199242733
eISBN:
9780191603549
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199242739.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

The most important ethical implication of the diffusion of the health agenda is the growth in salience of health inequalities. Taking a broad social perspective on health opens up the consideration ... More


Social Inequalities in Health: New evidence and policy implications

Johannes Siegrist and Michael Marmot (eds)

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780198568162
eISBN:
9780191724107
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198568162.001.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

Health inequalities according to people's social standing are persisting, or even growing, in modern societies. Recent decades have revealed evidence of strong variations in life expectancy, both ... More


Socio-economic inequalities in health in western Europe: From description to explanation to intervention

Johan P. Mackenbach

in Social Inequalities in Health: New evidence and policy implications

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780198568162
eISBN:
9780191724107
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198568162.003.00010
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

During the last two decades, socio-economic inequalities in health have increasingly been recognized as an important public health issue throughout Western Europe. A search for evidence-based ... More


Welfare state regimes and health inequalities

Espen Dahl, Johan Fritzell, Eero Lahelma, Pekka Martikainen, Anton Kunst, and Johan P. Mackenbach

in Social Inequalities in Health: New evidence and policy implications

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780198568162
eISBN:
9780191724107
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198568162.003.0009
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter begins by re-evaluating the reasons one might have to expect that some welfare states regimes, and especially the Nordic ones, can be expected to influence inequalities in population ... More


Courts, Inequality, and Health Care

Peter D. Jacobson and Elizabeth Selvin

in Healthy, Wealthy, and Fair: Health Care and the Good Society

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195170665
eISBN:
9780199850204
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195170665.003.0038
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

When interpreting legislation, courts are often presented with opportunities to address health-care inequalities. This chapter describes four instances showing the judiciary's reluctance to confront ... More


Evidence-based Public Health: Effectiveness and efficiency

Amanda Killoran and Mike P. Kelly (eds)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199563623
eISBN:
9780191722554
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199563623.001.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

Evidence-Based Public Health: Effectiveness and Efficiency continues the themes raised in Public Health Evidence: tackling health inequalities. Written by the same team, this book is a ... More


Measuring health inequality: challenges and new directions

David A. Leon and Gill Walt

in Poverty, Inequality, and Health: An International Perspective

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780192631961
eISBN:
9780191723599
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192631961.003.0010
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter discusses two topics related to health inequalities: the measurement of health inequality and social inequalities as determinants of health status. It suggests an alternative framework ... More


Introduction

Clare Bambra

in Work, Worklessness, and the Political Economy of Health

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199588299
eISBN:
9780191731372
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199588299.003.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This introductory chapter shows how work and worklessness are not the discrete activities of individuals but essential parts of the way in which the totality of society is organized politically, ... More


Ethnic inequalities in health and health care

Bhopal Raj S.

in Ethnicity, Race, and Health in Multicultural Societies: Foundations for better epidemiology, public health, and health care

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780198568179
eISBN:
9780191724091
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198568179.003.0006
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter argues that inequalities in health and health care by racial and ethnic group are abundant but their underlying cause, and the contribution of racism, is a complex and much debated ... More


Poverty, Inequality, and Health: An International Perspective

David Leon and Gill Walt (eds)

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780192631961
eISBN:
9780191723599
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192631961.001.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This book raises new and critical issues about health inequalities. It provides an international perspective on this problem, with contributions from the developed and developing world. The outcome ... More


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