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Challenging Inequities in HealthFrom Ethics to Action$
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Timothy Evans, Margaret Whitehead, Finn Diderichsen, Abbas Bhuiya, and Meg Wirth

Print publication date: 2001

Print ISBN-13: 9780195137408

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195137408.001.0001

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China: Increasing Health Gaps in a Transitional Economy

China: Increasing Health Gaps in a Transitional Economy

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(p.76) Chapter 7 China: Increasing Health Gaps in a Transitional Economy
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Challenging Inequities in Health
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YUANLI LIU

KEQIN RAO

TIMOTHY EVANS

YUDE CHEN

WILLIAM C. HSIAO

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195137408.003.0007

China's outstanding health achievements before the 1980s and rapid economic growth over the past decade are well documented. Less well known, however, is the impact of the transition from a socialist to a market economy on overall health development and equity in health and health care. This chapter presents an analysis of inequities in health in China, covering inter-regional and gender inequities in adult life expectancy at an individual and an ecological level. It addresses the overarching question of whether economic growth has yielded improved health status for all, or only for some. The chapter ends with a consideration of the policy implications of their findings.

Keywords:   China, health equity, gender inequality, individual level, ecological level

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