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Poverty and inequalities in health within developing countries: filling the information gap

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/9780192631961.003.0011
Poverty and inequalities in health within developing countries: filling the information gap

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This chapter discusses the lack of and limited use of data on poor–rich health inequalities and the health of the poor, especially in developing countries. It summarizes existing data and ongoing efforts to obtain additional information. Researchers of health inequalities and health interventions must move beyond diagnosis towards effective action. This requires not only better research but also types of research different from those undertaken so far.

Keywords: poor; health inequality; social inequality; data collection; developing countries

Chapter.  12125 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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