Health Care Analysis 10 (2):177-191 (2002)

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Daniel Hausman
University of Wisconsin, Madison
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Health inequalities are of concern both becausestudying them may help one learn how to improvehealth and because health inequalities may beunjust. This paper argues that attending tothese reasons why health inequalities may beimportant undercuts the claims of researchersat the World Health Organization in favor offocusing on individual health variation ratherthan on social group health differences. Inequalities in individual health are of littleinterest unless one goes on to study how theyare related to other factors
Keywords distribution  health expectancy  inequality  justice  World Health Organization
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DOI 10.1023/A:1016502119050
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