Health Inequality and Development

Across the world, while income inequality among countries is declining, there is clear evidence that health related inequities are on the increase. Health is a key component of an individual’s well being, having both intrinsic and instrumental value. It is therefore imperative to understand why inequalities in health are increasing while other indicators are showing a reduction or remaining stable. This book brings together new research on health inequality and deprivation with a particular focus on developing countries. Written by leading experts, the contributions empirically investigate a variety of topics, including issues related to health inequality among countries, determinants of health inequality within countries, gender related issues with respect to health within household. This book is essential reading for all interested in development economics and health economics.

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