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Socioeconomic Disparities In Health: Pathways And Policies Inequality in education, income, and occupation exacerbates the gaps between the health “haves” and “have-nots.”

Adler, Nancy E. and Newman, Katherine (2002) Socioeconomic Disparities In Health: Pathways And Policies Inequality in education, income, and occupation exacerbates the gaps between the health “haves” and “have-nots.”. Health Affairs, 21 (2). pp. 60-76.

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Abstract

Socioeconomic status (SES) underlies three major determinants of health: health care, environmental exposure, and health behavior. In addition, chronic stress associated with lower SES may also increase morbidity and mortality. ReducingSES disparities in health will require policy initiatives addressingthe components of socioeconomic status (income, education, and occupation) as well as the pathways by which these affect health. Lessons for U.S. policy approaches are taken from the Acheson Commission in England, which was charged with reducing health disparities in that country.


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Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This article is available at the publisher’s Web site. Access to the full text is subject to the publisher’s access restrictions.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Socioeconomic status; health care; environmental exposure; health behavior; disparities in health
Subjects: Health > Health Equity
Health > Disparities
Health > Policy
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Date Deposited: 07 Dec 2008
Last Modified: 07 Jul 2011 15:38
Link to this item (URI): http://health-equity.lib.umd.edu/id/eprint/1174

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