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Equity, opportunity and health

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  • Andrew M. Jones

    (University of York
    Monash University)

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This article sets out the foundations for a programme of research that aims to explore equality of opportunity in health by drawing on the statistical tools of causal and mediation analysis, while developing a normative approach to the role of early life circumstances and education as a source of inequality of opportunity in health.

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  • Andrew M. Jones, 2019. "Equity, opportunity and health," Empirica, Springer;Austrian Institute for Economic Research;Austrian Economic Association, vol. 46(3), pages 413-421, August.
  • Handle: RePEc:kap:empiri:v:46:y:2019:i:3:d:10.1007_s10663-019-09440-x
    DOI: 10.1007/s10663-019-09440-x
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    Keywords

    Equity; Equality of opportunity; Health;
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    JEL classification:

    • I30 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Welfare, Well-Being, and Poverty - - - General
    • I14 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health - - - Health and Inequality
    • I12 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health - - - Health Behavior

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