The potential power of social policy programmes: income redistribution, economic resources and health
2010 (English)In: International Journal of Social Welfare, ISSN 1369-6866, E-ISSN 1468-2397, Vol. 19, no s1, s2-s13 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
This Supplement includes a number of articles dealing with the role of social policy schemes for public health across the life course. As a key social determinant of health, poverty and its consequences have historically been at the forefront of the public health discussion. But also in rich countries today, economic resources are likely to be important for health and survival, both on an individual and an aggregate level. This introductory article serves as a background for the more specific analyses that follow. The focus is on why income and income inequality could have an effect on individual and population health. We discuss relationships between the individual and population levels and between income and health, and some of the possible mechanisms involved. We also present arguments for why welfare state institutions may matter.
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2010. Vol. 19, no s1, s2-s13 p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-40469DOI: 10.1111/j.1468-2397.2010.00727.xISI: 000278342500002OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-40469DiVA: diva2:324030