Journal Special Issue
Health and Development

The papers in this special issue were originally presented at a World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER) Conference on Health Equity in 2006. They look beyond the current literature in terms of measures of inequality, indicators of health achievements and deprivation, causes of health inequality, and the policies to reduce it. A unique feature of this set of papers is that most specifically discuss issues of health achievement and equity in developing countries. This not only addresses a current gap in the health inequality literature but it also brings to prominence the important role of health in development.