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Inequalities in pregnancy and early years and the impact across the life course: progress and future challenges

Spencer Nick and Law Catherine

in Challenging health inequalities

Published by Policy Press

Published in print September 2007 | ISBN: 9781861348999
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447301646 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/policypress/9781861348999.003.0005
Inequalities in pregnancy and early years and the impact across the life course: progress and future challenges

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This chapter examines the progress of the New Labour government towards the goal of reducing pregnancy and early childhood health inequalities in England since 1997. It evaluates the impact of the numerous new Labour policy initiatives aimed at reducing disadvantage in early childhood and reducing the effects of adverse early life experience on health inequalities across the life course. It provides a brief summary of inequalities in pregnancy and early childhood health and outlines proposed policy changes.

Keywords: pregnancy; early childhood; health inequalities; New Labour government; England; early life experience; life course

Chapter.  9181 words. 

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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