publication . Preprint . 1991

Policies and strategies to promote social equity in health. Background document to WHO - Strategy paper for Europe.

Dahlgren, Göran; Whitehead, Margaret;
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  • Published: 01 Dec 1991
This is the second in a series of discussion papers from the WHO Regional Office for Europe. The first covers concepts and principes of equity in relation to health, and should be read in conjunction with this paper (Whitehead 1990). The present paper sets out to develop the discussion further by outlining a strategic approach to promote greater equity in health between different social and occupational groups. This draws on the work of WHO advisory groups and associated litterature listed at the back, together with practical examples from industrialized countries where strategies have been put into action. The first part (section 1-9) of the paper outlines why ...
free text keywords: health; social equity, jel:I10, jel:I18
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