Challenging Inequities in Health

Challenging Inequities in Health : From Ethics to Action

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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-edge research 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 the inequities in health in 12 countries around 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 on epidemiology, 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 expectancy in Russia.show more

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  • Hardback | 288 pages
  • 215.9 x 276.86 x 25.4mm | 1,020.58g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 19 halftones, 90 line illustrations
  • 0195137396
  • 9780195137392

Table of contents

Sheikh Hasina: Foreword. Part I: Establishing Values. 1: Tim Evans, et al.: Challenging Health Inequities: An Introduction. 2: Finn Diderichsen, Tim Evans, and Margaret Whitehead: The Social Basis of Disparities in Health. 3: Fabienne Peter and Tim Evans: Ethical Dimensions of Health Equity. 4: Lincoln C. Chen and Giovanni Berlinguer: Health Equity in a Globalizing World. Part II: Assessing and Analyzing the Health Divide. 5: Sudhir Anand, et al.: Measuring Disparities in Health: Methods and Indicators. 6: Amartya Sen: The Fundamental Challenges of Measurement and Perceptions in Health Equity. 7: Yuanli Liu, et al.: China: Increasing Health Gaps in a Transitional Economy. 8: Toshihiko Hasegawa: Japan: Historical and Current Dimensions of Health and Health Equity. 9: Laura D. Kubzansky, et al.: United States: Social Inequality and the Burden of Poor Health. 10: Jennette Vega, et al.: Chile: Socioeconomic Differentials and Mortality in Middle-Income Nations. 11: Vladimir M. Shkolnikov, Mark G. Field, and Evgueni M. Andreev: Russia: Socioeconomic Dimensions of the Gender Gap in Mortality. 12: Vinand M. Nantulya, et al.: Tanzania: Gaining Insights into Adolescent Lives and Livelihoods. Part III: Tackling Root Causes. Introduction to Part III. 13: Piroska Ostlin, Gita Sen and Asha George: Gender, Health, and Equity: The Intersections. 14: Lucy Gilson and Di McIntyre: South Africa: Addressing the Legacy of Apartheid. 15: Florence Muli-Musiime and Vinand Nantuya: Kenya: Uncovering the Social Determinants of Road Traffic Accidents. 16: Abbas Bhuiya, et al.: Bangladesh: An Intervention Study of Factors Underlying Increasing Equity in Child Survival. 17: Finn Diderichsen, et al.: Sweden and Britian: The Impact of Policy Context on Inequities in Health. Part IV: Building Efficient, Equitable Health Care Systems. Introduction to the Issues. 18: William C. Hsiao and Yuanli Liu: Health Care Financing: Assessing Its Relationship to Health Equity. 19: Rafael Lozano, et al.: Mexico: Marginality, Need, and Resource Allocation at the County Level. 20: Pham Manh Hung, et al.: Vietnam: Efficient, Equity-Oriented Financial Strategies for Health. Part V: Conclusion. 21: Margaret Whitehead, Goran Dahlgren, and Lucy Gilson: Developing the Policy Response to Inequities in Health: A Global Perspectiveshow more

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