Reducing Inequalities in Health: A European Perspective (Paperback)
  • Reducing Inequalities in Health: A European Perspective (Paperback)

Reducing Inequalities in Health: A European Perspective (Paperback)

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Paperback 384 Pages / Published: 25/04/2002
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Socio-economic inequalities in health are present to a greater or lesser extent in all European countries and the available data suggests that the health gap is increasing. Many studies have been conducted to explain inequalities in health and from them much has been learnt about the different contributory factors. However, in practice it seems hard to translate the knowledge of causes into effective interventions and policies. Reducing Inequalities in Health: a European Perspective:
* brings together an unrivalled collection of contemporary data on successful policies and interventions
* compares differences in approach in several European countries
* includes recent evaluation studies
* discusses conceptual issues for research
* provides examples of good and bad practice in Europe
* draws out the policy and research implications for the future
With contributions from leading researchers in 14 different European countries, this book provides a comprehensive source of reference for the reader interested in what really works in the field of health promotion and what sort of policies reduce the health gap.

Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
ISBN: 9780415259842
Number of pages: 384
Weight: 567 g
Dimensions: 235 x 159 x 22 mm


'For politicians with a genuine desire to reduce health inequalities, this book provides guidance as to what is likely to work and what is not. I recommend that these politicians, and anyone else with an interest in inequalities, read this book.' - John Macleod, Family Practice

Interestingly, the authors propose a kind of Cochrane Collaboration for inequality interventions and policies, to further the international study of inequalities. This would undoubtedly be useful but for me the books message is that we must pursue the holy grail of cross-party consensus on the main strands of policy, as in the Netherlands and Sweden. Paul Walker

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