A deprivation index for health and welfare planning in Quebec.

  title={A deprivation index for health and welfare planning in Quebec.},
  author={Robert Pampalon and G. Raymond},
  journal={Chronic diseases in Canada},
  volume={21 3},
Given that one of the goals of public health policy in Quebec and Canada is to reduce social inequalities in health and welfare, it is surprising, to say the least, that most information systems in this field make no mention of people's socio-economic characteristics. The present article proposes an index to reflect the material and social dimensions of deprivation as this concept has been developed by Peter Townsend and other authors. The article describes the method used to create the index… CONTINUE READING
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