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Monday, Oct 12
Joe Grengs, Policy & Planning for Social Equity in Transportation

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Relating Social Inequalities in Health and Income

Publication Abstract

House, James S. 2001. "Relating Social Inequalities in Health and Income." Journal of Health Politics Policy and Law, 26(3): 523-532.

Reducing socioeconomic and racial-ethnic disparities is arguably the major opportunity for improving the health of the populations of the US and most other developed and many developing nations of the world and for arresting the declining relative position of the US in the World Health Organization rankings of countries by population health indicators, such as life expectancy or infant mortality. The potential impact of levels of economic inequality on the health of populations, and on that of their individual members, has recently become a hot topic in the broader field of social inequalities or disparities in health.

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