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An Unhealthy Country

Sandro Galea

in The Contagion Next Time

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
November 2021
ISBN:
9780197576427
eISBN:
9780197576458
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197576427.003.0002
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter analyzes the health divides in the United States, which unfold along economic, racial, and ethnic lines. These health divides reflect a core paradox of modernity—a world that is ... More


Fair Society Healthy Lives

Michael Marmot

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/9780199931392.003.0019
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Inequalities in health refer to the systematic differences in health among social groups. In rich countries, and increasingly in low and middle income countries, health follows a social gradient ... More


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