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Poverty, inequality, and health in international perspective: a divided world?

David A. Leon and Gill Walt

in Poverty, Inequality, and Health

Published in print November 2000 | ISBN: 9780192631961
Published online September 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780191723599 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192631961.003.0001
Poverty, inequality, and health in international perspective: a divided world?

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This introductory chapter has two main goals. First, it identifies and reflects on some of the main issues addressed in the book, and explores their interconnections. It then looks at some important questions that are not directly addressed by the book. It discusses the relationship between ethics, policy, and science, and how far these impact the way inequalities are understood and acted upon.

Keywords: health inequalities; ethics; health policy; socio-economic inequalities

Chapter.  7528 words. 

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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