Benevolence, justice, well-being and the health gradient

Public Health Ethics 2 (3):235-243 (2009)
The health gradient among those who are by historical standards both remarkably healthy and well-off is of considerable moral importance with respect to benevolence, justice and the theory of welfare. Indeed it may help us to realize that for most people the good life lies in close and intricate social ties with others which can flourish only when inequalities are limited. The health gradient suggests that there is a story to be told in which egalitarian justice, solidarity, health and well-being go hand-in-hand
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Martin O'Neill (2008). What Should Egalitarians Believe? Philosophy and Public Affairs 36 (2):119-156.
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