Poverty and health sector inequalities.

  title={Poverty and health sector inequalities.},
  author={A. Wagstaff},
  journal={Bulletin of the World Health Organization},
  volume={80 2},
  • A. Wagstaff
  • Published 2002
  • Economics, Medicine
  • Bulletin of the World Health Organization
  • Poverty and ill-health are intertwined. Poor countries tend to have worse health outcomes than better-off countries. Within countries, poor people have worse health outcomes than better-off people. This association reflects causality running in both directions: poverty breeds ill-health, and ill-health keeps poor people poor. The evidence on inequalities in health between the poor and non-poor and on the consequences for impoverishment and income inequality associated with health care expenses… CONTINUE READING
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