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Challenging Inequities in Health: From Ethics to Action

Timothy Evans, Margaret Whitehead, Finn Diderichsen, Abbas Bhuiya, and Meg Wirth

Abstract

This book is concerned with the research and policy analysis of the Global Health Equity Initiative (GHEI). It gives a truly global perspective on health equity, with contributors from each country. Reflecting the purpose of the GHEI itself, this book aims to contribute to the building of global capacity to measure, monitor, and interpret developments in health equity at national and international levels to underpin action. A conscious effort is made to focus analysis on inequities in health status, rather than access to health services, and on health inequities within countries, rather than t ... More

Keywords: health equity, inequities, disparities, ethics, policy, global

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2001 Print ISBN-13: 9780195137408
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195137408.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Timothy Evans, editor
Harvard School of Public Health

Margaret Whitehead, editor
Karolinska Institute

Finn Diderichsen, editor
Karolinska Institute

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Contents

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Part I ESTABLISHING VALUES

Chapter 1 Introduction

TIMOTHY EVANS, MARGARET WHITEHEAD, FINN DIDERICHSEN, ABBAS BHUIYA, and MEG WIRTH

Chapter 2 The Social Basis of Disparities in Health

FINN DIDERICHSEN, TIMOTHY EVANS, and MARGARET WHITEHEAD

Chapter 3 Ethical Dimensions of Health Equity

FABIENNE PETER, and TIMOTHY EVANS

Chapter 4 Health Equity in a Globalizing World

LINCOLN C. CHEN, and GIOVANNI BERLINGUER

Chapter 5 Measuring Disparities in Health: Methods and Indicators

SUDHIR ANAND, FINN DIDERICHSEN, TIMOTHY EVANS, VLADIMIR M. SHKOLNIKOV, and MEG WIRTH

Chapter 7 China: Increasing Health Gaps in a Transitional Economy

YUANLI LIU, KEQIN RAO, TIMOTHY EVANS, YUDE CHEN, and WILLIAM C. HSIAO

Chapter 9 United States: Social Inequality and the Burden of Poor Health

LAURA D. KUBZANSKY, NANCY KRIEGER, ICHIRO KAWACHI, BEVERLY ROCKHILL, GILLIAN K. STEEL, and LISA F. BERKMAN

Chapter 10 Chile: Socioeconomic Differentials and Mortality in a Middle-Income Nation

JEANETTE VEGA, ROLF DIETER HOLLSTEIN, IRIS DELGADO, JUAN C. PEREZ, SEBASTIAN CARRASCO, GUILLERMO MARSHALL, and DEREK YACH

Chapter 11 Russia: Socioeconomic Dimensions of the Gender Gap in Mortality

VLADIMIR M. SHKOLNIKOV, MARK G. FIELD, and EVGUENIY M. ANDREEV

Chapter 12 Tanzania: Gaining Insights into Adolescent Lives and Livelihoods

VINAND M. NANTULYA, AVE MARIA SEMAKAFU, FLORENCE MULI-MUSIIME, AUGUSTINE MASSAWE, and LAWRENCE MUNYETTI

Chapter 13 Gender, Health, and Equity: The Intersections

PIROSKA ÖSTLIN, ASHA GEORGE, and GITA SEN

Chapter 16 Bangladesh: An Intervention Study of Factors Underlying Increasing Equity in Child Survival

ABBAS BHUIYA, MUSHTAQUE CHOWDHURY, FARUQUE AHMED, and ALAYNE M. ADAMS

Chapter 17 Sweden and Britain: The Impact of Policy Context on Inequities in Health

FINN DIDERICHSEN, MARGARET WHITEHEAD, BO BURSTRÖM, MONICA ÅBERG, and PIROSKA ÖSTLIN

Chapter 19 Mexico: Marginality, Need, and Resource Allocation at the County Level

RAFAEL LOZANO, BEATRIZ ZURITA, FRANCISCO FRANCO, TERESITA RAMÍREZ, PATRICIA HERNÁNDEZ, and JOSÉ LUIS TORRES

Chapter 20 Vietnam: Efficient, Equity-Oriented Financial Strategies for Health

PHAM MANH HUNG, TRUONG VIET DZUNG, GÖRAN DAHLGREN, and TRAN TUAN

Part V CONCLUSION