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    Review of social determinants and the health divide in the WHO European Region: final report

    Jensen, B.B. and Currie, C. and Dyson, A. and Eisenstadt, N. and Melhuish, Edward C. (2013) Review of social determinants and the health divide in the WHO European Region: final report. Project Report. WHO Regional Office for Europe, Copenhagen, Denmark.

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    Abstract

    The WHO European Region has seen remarkable health gains in populations that have experienced progressive improvements in the conditions in which people are born, grow, live and work. Inequities persist, however, both between and within countries. This review of inequities in health between and within countries across the 53 Member States of the Region was commissioned to support the development of the new European policy framework for health and well-being, Health 2020. Much more is understood now about the extent and social causes of these inequities. The European review builds on the global evidence and recommends policies to ensure that progress can be made in reducing health inequities and the health divide across all countries, including those with low incomes. Action is needed on the social determinants of health, across the life-course and in wider social and economic spheres to achieve greater health equity and protect future generations.

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    Item Type: Monograph (Project Report)
    Additional Information: ISBN: 9789289000307
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): health inequities, health management and planning, health status disparities, intergenerational relations, socioeconomic factors, social determinants of health
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Science > Psychological Sciences
    Research Centre: Children, Families and Social Issues, Institute for the Study of
    Depositing User: Sarah Hall
    Date Deposited: 15 Oct 2015 08:38
    Last Modified: 05 Dec 2016 11:52
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/13087

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