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Good Health to All: Reducing Health Inequalities among Children in High- and Low-Income Canadian Families

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  • Claire de Oliveira

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    Improving the health of children in low-income families, which is chronically worse than that of richer children, requires well-targeted policy reforms. This report identifies the policies that would, for families across different income groups, best address inequality in the health of children.

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    Article provided by C.D. Howe Institute in its journal C.D. Howe Institute Commentary.

    Volume (Year): (2009)
    Issue (Month): 288 (May)
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    Handle: RePEc:cdh:commen:288

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    Keywords: social policy; health in children of low-income families; healthy lifestyles awareness;

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