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The concepts and principles of equity and health

WHITEHEAD, Margaret
1990

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This paper examines the concepts of equity and health. The paper aims to raise awareness and stimulating debate in a wide general audience, including all those whose policies have an influence on health, both within and outside the health sector

Social Capital Gateway : resources for the study of social capital

SABATINI, Fabio
Ed

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This website contains useful resources for researchers, teachers, students, and practitioners interested in social interactions and social capital. Resources are organised by topics, including: social capital and the economy, social capital in developed countries, social capital in low-income countries, social capital and institutions, social capital and transition, social capital and well-being. Includes directories on specialised websites, digital libraries, and social scientists interested in social capital

Commission on social determinants of health

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This website offers information and in-depth reports on different aspects of the social determinants of health. The determinants include unemployment, unsafe workplaces, urban slums, globalization and lack of access to health systems. The major areas of work reflected on this site include global initiatives, knowledge networks, civil society and country action

Centre for social protection

INSTITUTE OF DEVELOPMENT STUDIES (IDS)

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This website reviews, monitors and creates social protection policy designed to foster growth and development. The Centre for Social Protection aims to advance thinking and practice by: examining theoretical and applied research; providing advice to policy makers to help design policy and implement programmes; evaluate social protection interventions; deliver training courses; and share learning. This resource would be useful for anyone with an interest in policy development, advocacy and social protection

European portal for action on health equity

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"This portal is a tool to promote health equity amongst different socio-economic groups in the European Union. Here, you can find information on policies and interventions to promote health equity within and between the countries of Europe, via the socio-economic determinants of health. "The information presented is the result of the collaboration of a wide range of health and social actors in the EU, that have come together in the context of a pan-European initiative that aims to stimulate action for greater health equity." DETERMINE is an initiative from 2007-2010 to take forward the work of the World Health Organization's Commission on the Social Determinants of Health

Population and development review

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Population and Development Review seeks to advance knowledge of the interrelationships between population and socioeconomic development and provides a forum for discussion of related issues of public policy. The journal contains articles on advances in theory and application, policy analysis, sociographic studies, and critical assessments of recent research; notes and commentaries on current population questions and policy developments; data and perspectives on new statistics and their interpretation; archives with a resonance for current debate on population issues; book reviews; and documents and official voices on population matters from around the world
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Gender disparities in mental health

WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION (WHO)

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"This paper examines current evidence regarding rates, risk factors, correlates and consequences of gender disparities in mental health. Gender is conceptualized as a structural determinant of mental health and mental illness that runs like a fault line, interconnecting with and deepening the disparities associated with other important socioeconomic determinants such as income, employment and social position"

Global health observatory (GHO)

WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION (WHO)

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The Global Health Observatory (GHO) provides access to WHO's global health-related statistics. The aim of the GHO is to: compile and verify major sources of health data; provide easy access to country data and metadata; present scientifically sound information in user-friendly formats. Specific areas are provided for theme pages, a data repository, reports, country statistics, a map gallery and standards

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