<i>Equity, poverty, and health for all</i>

Kenneth C. Calman

in The Potential for Health

Published in print July 1998 | ISBN: 9780192629449
Published online September 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780191723674 | DOI:
Equity, poverty, and health for all

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This chapter focuses on the determinants of health and how they interact to influence our health and quality of life. There is a discussion on equity and equality and it emphasizes the importance of these concepts in improving health for all. In particular there is a section on distributive justice and the basic ethical principles which affect us all. Poverty is identified for particular attention, because of its close link to poor health. The theme of tackling poverty is developed further including a section on the mechanisms by which poverty can affect health.

Keywords: determinants of health; quality of life; poverty; equity; equality

Chapter.  4820 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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