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Strategies To Reduce Economic Inequalities In Health: A Policy Perspective

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Publication Date:
Jan 2003
Project Programs:
Social, Political, and Economic Inequality

In our review, we initially identified a large set of social and economic policies which might have been evaluated in terms of health benefits, broadly defined. We searched for policies linked to standard health outcomes in public health such as morbidity, mortality, functional status or health behaviors with known links to health outcomes. After a lengthy search of a large number of policies, we identified three areas where there was a significant amount of research: housing policy, welfare reform in relation to immigration, and the impact of Medicare and Medicaid on health.

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