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Global health inequalities and inequities

Wilson, JGS; (2014) Global health inequalities and inequities. In: Jennings, B, (ed.) Encyclopedia of Bioethics. Macmillan Reference USA: Mason, US. Green open access

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Abstract

Inequalities of one kind or another are a ubiquitous feature of human life. The more aspects of human experience researchers measure, and the greater the accuracy with which they measure them, the more inequalities they uncover. Some inequalities are generally thought to matter more than others: movements are formed to fight for greater income equality and equal rights to democratic participation, but not for an equal distribution of television sets. Inequalities in health are often thought to be particularly difficult to justify. This article examines which health inequalities on a global scale are unjust, and considers who should have the duties to rectify these injustices.

Type: Book chapter
Title: Global health inequalities and inequities
ISBN: 0028662121
ISBN-13: 9780028662121
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
Publisher version: http://www.cengage.com/search/productOverview.do?N...
Language: English
Additional information: From .Bioethics, 4E. © 2014 Gale, a part of Cengage Learning, Inc. Reproduced by permission. www.cengage.com/permissions
Keywords: Global health, Health inequalities, Justice, Social determinants, Health equity
UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Dept of Philosophy
URI: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1413456
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