Essays on the Determinants of Health and Mortality

Essays on the Determinants of Health and Mortality

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The elimination of health inequalities between and within countries has become a major focus of health policy at the national and international level. In order to develop sound policies for health, policy-makers in industrialized and developing countries need a clear understanding of the nature and causes of these inequalities. The following three independent essays attempt to provide insight into the determinants of health and health inequalities in different contexts. The first two essays examine social and medical determinants of health and mortality using recent data from Mexico and historical data from the U.S. The third essay focuses on a commonly used, yet poorly understood, measure of health in empirical research: self-assessed health status.The first two essays examine social and medical determinants of health and mortality using recent data from Mexico and historical data from the U.S. The third essay focuses on a commonly used, yet poorly understood, measure of health in ...


Title:Essays on the Determinants of Health and Mortality
Author: Kimberly V. Smith
Publisher:ProQuest - 2009
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