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Challenging Inequities in Health : From Ethics to Action - Timothy Evans

Challenging Inequities in Health

From Ethics to Action

By: Timothy Evans (Editor), Margaret Whitehead (Editor), Finn Diderichsen (Editor), Abbas Bhuiya (Editor), Meg Wirth (Editor)

Paperback Published: 1st June 2001
ISBN: 9780195137408
Number Of Pages: 368

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There is a growing sense that the "health gap" between socioeconomic groups is getting worse in many countries. To address this gap, conceptual clarity and empirical evidence are needed along with a greater focus on equity in policy-making. This book is designed to present cutting-edge research and policy analysis to a wide non-specialist readership of students, professionals and policy-makers. It brings together in one volume new perspectives on the conceptual foundations of health equity, empirical evidence on the scale and nature of he inequities in health in twelve countries around the world, and assessments of the associated policy developments and their implications for the future. It aims to help build global capacity to measure, monitor and interpret developments in health equity at a national and international level. The in-depth country analyses draw on epidemiology, demography, economics and other fields to approach health inequalities from several different angles. The topics covered range from adolescent livelihoods in Tanzania to the health burden of indigenous peoples in Mexico, from health equity in Japan to the gender gap in life expectancy in Russia. The book is a unique demonstration of global cooperation in bringing together and giving equal weight to work on health equity carried out in the southern and northern hemispheres.

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"...has been awaited several years as a text for international health, health systems, and equity courses; critical reading for researchers in this field; and a reference for program managers and decision makers to absorb as they contemplate the development or progress of their health policies and interventions."--JAMA2002 "...opens the door to a fundamental debate about how to reduce health inequalities by discussing ethics and policy."--New England Journal of Medicine December 2001 "The editors have succeeded admirably in making a largely coherent whole out of disparate material from numerous authors all over the globe...Striking photographs provide an additional eloquent touch. Newcomers and seasoned researchers alike will find this collection of studies invaluable."--Bulletin of the World Health Organization New Titles in Bioethics, Jan-March 2002

Sheikh Hasina: Foreword Part I: Establishing Values 1: Tim Evans, et al.: Challenging Health Inequities: An Introduction 2: Finn Diderichsen, Tim Evans , and Margaret Whitehead: The Social Basis of Disparities in Health 3: Fabienne Peter and Tim Evans: Ethical Dimensions of Health Equity 4: Lincoln C. Chen and Giovanni Berlinguer: Health Equity in a Globalizing World Part II: Assessing and Analyzing the Health Divide Introduction to Part II 5: Sudhir Anand, et al.: Measuring Disparities in Health: Methods and Indicators 6: Amartya Sen: The Fundamental Challenges of Measurement and Perceptions in Health Equity 7: Yuanli Liu, et al.: China: Increasing Health Gaps in a Transitional Economy 8: Toshihiko Hasegawa: Japan: Historical and Current Dimensions of Health and Health Equity 9: Laura D. Kubzansky, et al.: United States: Social Inequality and the Burden of Poor Health 10: Jennette Vega, et al.: Chile: Socioeconomic Differentials and Mortality in Middle-Income Nations 11: Vladimir M. Shkolnikov, Mark G. Field, and Evgueni M. Andreev: Russia: Socioeconomic Dimensions of the Gender Gap in Mortality 12: Vinand M. Nantulya, et al.: Tanzania: Gaining Insights into Adolescent Lives and Livelihoods Part III: Tackling Root Causes Introduction to Part III 13: Piroska Östlin, Gita Sen, and Asha George: Gender, Health, and Equity: The Intersections 14: Lucy Gilson and Di McIntyre: South Africa: Addressing the Legacy of Apartheid 15: Florence Muli-Musiime and Vinand Nantuya: Kenya: Uncovering the Social Determinants of Road Traffic Accidents 16: Abbas Bhuiya, et al.: Bangladesh: An Intervention Study of Factors Underlying Increasing Equity in Child Survival 17: Finn Diderichsen, et al.: Sweden and Britain: The Impact of Policy Context on Inequities in Health Part IV: Building Efficient, Equitable Health Care Systems Introduction to the Issues 18: William C. Hsiao and Yuanli Liu: Health Care Financing: Assessing its Relationship to Health Equity 19: Rafael Lozano, et al.: Mexico: Marginality, Need, and Resource Allocation at the County Level 20: Pham Manh Hung, et al.: Vietnam: Efficient, Equity-Oriented Financial Strategies for Health Part V: Conclusion 21: Margaret Whitehead, Göran Dahlgren, and Lucy Gilson: Developing the Policy Response to Inequities in Health: A Global Perspective

ISBN: 9780195137408
ISBN-10: 019513740X
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 368
Published: 1st June 2001
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 28.09 x 21.11  x 1.78
Weight (kg): 0.99