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Health, inequalities, welfare and resources

Johan Fritzell and Olle Lundberg

in Health inequalities and welfare resources

Published by Policy Press

Published in print December 2006 | ISBN: 9781861347589
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447302483 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/policypress/9781861347589.003.0001
Health, inequalities, welfare and resources

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This chapter puts health inequalities into the wider context of welfare resources based on the Swedish case. It focuses on analysing, describing, and understanding health inequalities and how they are shaped, recreated, changed, and influenced by social stratification, societal changes, and public policy at the most general level. It discusses in detail the definition and measurement of welfare, health inequalities, and a number of key issues. It includes an overview of the data to be used and some of the more specific research questions. It notes that the field of health inequalities research has expanded considerably over the past twenty-five years or so and most of the questions and analyses are embedded in the field of research.

Keywords: health inequalities; welfare resources; social stratification; societal changes; public policy

Chapter.  8797 words. 

Subjects: Health, Illness, and Medicine

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