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An economic framework for analysing the social determinants of health and health inequalities

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  • David Epstein

    (Centre for Health Economics, University of York, UK)

  • Dolores Jimenez-Rubio

    (University of Granada. Spain)

  • Peter C Smith

    (Centre for Health Economics, University of York, UK)

  • Marc Suhrcke

    (University of East Anglia, UK)

Abstract

Reducing health inequalities is an important part of health policy in most countries. This paper discusses from an economic perspective how government policy can influence health inequalities, particularly focusing on the outcome of performance targets in England, and the role of sectors of the economy outside the health service – the ‘social determinants’ of health - in delivering these targets.

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Paper provided by Centre for Health Economics, University of York in its series Working Papers with number 052cherp.

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Length: 68 pages
Date of creation: Oct 2009
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Handle: RePEc:chy:respap:52cherp

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