Challenging Inequities in Health: From Ethics to Action

Paperback | June 15, 2001

EditorTimothy Evans, Margaret Whitehead, Finn Diderichsen

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There is a growing sense that the "health gap" between socioeconomic groups is getting worse in many countries. To address this gap, conceptual clarity and empirical evidence are needed along with a greater focus on equity in policy-making. This book is designed to present cutting-edgeresearch and policy analysis to a wide non-specialist readership of students, professionals and policy-makers. It brings together in one volume new perspectives on the conceptual foundations of health equity, empirical evidence on the scale and nature of he inequities in health in twelve countriesaround the world, and assessments of the associated policy developments and their implications for the future. It aims to help build global capacity to measure, monitor and interpret developments in health equity at a national and international level. The in-depth country analyses draw onepidemiology, demography, economics and other fields to approach health inequalities from several different angles. The topics covered range from adolescent livelihoods in Tanzania to the health burden of indigenous peoples in Mexico, from health equity in Japan to the gender gap in life expectancyin Russia. The book is a unique demonstration of global cooperation in bringing together and giving equal weight to work on health equity carried out in the southern and northern hemispheres.

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There is a growing sense that the "health gap" between socioeconomic groups is getting worse in many countries. To address this gap, conceptual clarity and empirical evidence are needed along with a greater focus on equity in policy-making. This book is designed to present cutting-edgeresearch and policy analysis to a wide non-speciali...

Timothy Evans is at the Rockefeller Foundation. Margaret Whitehead is at the University of Liverpool. Finn Diderichsen is at the Karolinska Institute.

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Format:PaperbackPublished:June 15, 2001Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Sheikh Hasina: ForewordPart I: Establishing Values1. Tim Evans, et al.: Challenging Health Inequities: An Introduction2. Finn Diderichsen, Tim Evans , and Margaret Whitehead: The Social Basis of Disparities in Health3. Fabienne Peter and Tim Evans: Ethical Dimensions of Health Equity4. Lincoln C. Chen and Giovanni Berlinguer: Health Equity in a Globalizing WorldPart II: Assessing and Analyzing the Health DivideIntroduction to Part II5. Sudhir Anand, et al.: Measuring Disparities in Health: Methods and Indicators6. Amartya Sen: The Fundamental Challenges of Measurement and Perceptions in Health Equity7. Yuanli Liu, et al.: China: Increasing Health Gaps in a Transitional Economy8. Toshihiko Hasegawa: Japan: Historical and Current Dimensions of Health and Health Equity9. Laura D. Kubzansky, et al.: United States: Social Inequality and the Burden of Poor Health10. Jennette Vega, et al.: Chile: Socioeconomic Differentials and Mortality in Middle-Income Nations11. Vladimir M. Shkolnikov, Mark G. Field, and Evgueni M. Andreev: Russia: Socioeconomic Dimensions of the Gender Gap in Mortality12. Vinand M. Nantulya, et al.: Tanzania: Gaining Insights into Adolescent Lives and LivelihoodsPart III: Tackling Root CausesIntroduction to Part III13. Piroska Ostlin, Gita Sen, and Asha George: Gender, Health, and Equity: The Intersections14. Lucy Gilson and Di McIntyre: South Africa: Addressing the Legacy of Apartheid15. Florence Muli-Musiime and Vinand Nantuya: Kenya: Uncovering the Social Determinants of Road Traffic Accidents16. Abbas Bhuiya, et al.: Bangladesh: An Intervention Study of Factors Underlying Increasing Equity in Child Survival17. Finn Diderichsen, et al.: Sweden and Britain: The Impact of Policy Context on Inequities in HealthPart IV: Building Efficient, Equitable Health Care SystemsIntroduction to the Issues18. William C. Hsiao and Yuanli Liu: Health Care Financing: Assessing its Relationship to Health Equity19. Rafael Lozano, et al.: Mexico: Marginality, Need, and Resource Allocation at the County Level20. Pham Manh Hung, et al.: Vietnam: Efficient, Equity-Oriented Financial Strategies for HealthPart V: Conclusion21. Margaret Whitehead, Goran Dahlgren, and Lucy Gilson: Developing the Policy Response to Inequities in Health: A Global Perspective

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