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Introduction *: What’s Wrong with Health Inequalities?

Nir Eyal, Samia Hurst, Sara H. Marchand, Ole F. Norheim, and Daniel Wikler

in Inequalities in Health: Concepts, Measures, and Ethics

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199931392
eISBN:
9780199345731
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199931392.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Essays in this book address a wide range of ethical issues that bear on health inequalities. This introduction identifies these issues and discusses them in relation to broader notions of ... More


Health Inequality, Health Inequity, and Health Spending

Anthony B. Atkinson

in Inequalities in Health: Concepts, Measures, and Ethics

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199931392
eISBN:
9780199345731
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199931392.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Health inequalities are at the forefront of public debate in many countries, including the United States and the European Union. Governments have in recent years set in place programmes to tackle ... More


The Evolution of Justice

Sarah Brosnan

in Justice

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780190631741
eISBN:
9780190631789
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190631741.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Where does the human sense of justice come from? An emerging view in the sciences is that the biological foundation of humans’ systems of justice and fairness can be found in the behaviors of other ... More


The United Kingdom Context

Anne Slowther

in Fair Resource Allocation and Rationing at the Bedside

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780199989447
eISBN:
9780190207489
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199989447.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

The UK health care system has at its core a universal, publicly funded National Health Service (NHS). Historically the UK has spent less on health care than many other countries. Changes to the ... More


The Moral Status of Micro-Inequities: In Favor of Institutional Solutions

Samantha Brennan

in Implicit Bias and Philosophy, Volume 2: Moral Responsibility, Structural Injustice, and Ethics

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780198766179
eISBN:
9780191820748
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198766179.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

An emerging story about the persistence of workplace inequality—in the absence of formal barriers to entry and progress for women, minorities, and disabled persons—looks to the twin causes of ... More


Unequal by Design: Health Care, Distributive Justice, and the American Political Process

Bruce C. Vladeck and Eliot Fishman

in Medicine and Social Justice: Essays on the Distribution of Health Care

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199744206
eISBN:
9780190267551
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199744206.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter focuses on the impact of politics on health care and distributive justice in the United States. More specifically, it argues that health inequities in the United States arise from the ... More


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