Special Issue "Inequalities in Health"

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A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 May 2013)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Ulf-G. Gerdtham
Department of Clinical Sciences, Department of Economics, Lund University, P.O. Box 7082, S-220 07 Lund, Sweden
Website: http://www.nek.lu.se/hem/hep.asp
E-Mail: ulf.gerdtham@nek.lu.se
Phone: +46 (0)46 222 48 10
Fax: +46 (0)46 222 41 18
Interests: health economics; health econometrics; inequalities in health; economics of health behaviour; international health expenditure; health system and organization

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

It has been suggested that health is determined by socioeconomic factors and that socioeconomic inequality has to be reduced in order to lessen socioeconomic inequalities in health. There are also income and education policies etc. which could impact on socioeconomic factors and thus socioeconomic health inequalities. Still, however, little is still known on exactly how such policies will impact on the socioeconomic health inequalities as the causal mechanisms underlying socioeconomic disparities in health are complex and controversial, and the causes may be different across population groups and over the lifecycle.  Policies aimed at reducing the socioeconomic inequalities in health may therefore easily be ineffective, inconsistent and even counterproductive. This issue welcomes new and innovative methods to measure, monitor and explain changes in socioeconomic health disparities over time including modeling effect of economic policies. Manuscripts which shed light on the causal effects of socioeconomic factors on health are particularly welcome.

Prof. Dr. Ulf-G. Gerdtham
Guest Editor

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Keywords

  • health inequalities
  • socioeconomic effects on health
  • causal effects of income on health
  • health related behavior
  • measurement of health inequalities

Published Papers (13 papers)

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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2014, 11(6), 5807-5827; doi:10.3390/ijerph110605807
Received: 4 July 2013; in revised form: 30 April 2014 / Accepted: 20 May 2014 / Published: 30 May 2014
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2014, 11(4), 3765-3786; doi:10.3390/ijerph110403765
Received: 31 October 2013; in revised form: 18 March 2014 / Accepted: 19 March 2014 / Published: 3 April 2014
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2014, 11(1), 815-829; doi:10.3390/ijerph110100815
Received: 25 October 2013; in revised form: 30 December 2013 / Accepted: 31 December 2013 / Published: 8 January 2014
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2013, 10(12), 6517-6533; doi:10.3390/ijerph10126517
Received: 27 June 2013; in revised form: 10 November 2013 / Accepted: 12 November 2013 / Published: 29 November 2013
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2013, 10(12), 6354-6365; doi:10.3390/ijerph10126354
Received: 18 September 2013; in revised form: 4 November 2013 / Accepted: 8 November 2013 / Published: 27 November 2013
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2013, 10(11), 5750-5780; doi:10.3390/ijerph10115750
Received: 5 September 2013; in revised form: 14 October 2013 / Accepted: 16 October 2013 / Published: 4 November 2013
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2013, 10(10), 5083-5096; doi:10.3390/ijerph10105083
Received: 25 August 2013; in revised form: 1 October 2013 / Accepted: 7 October 2013 / Published: 15 October 2013
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2013, 10(9), 4039-4059; doi:10.3390/ijerph10094039
Received: 6 June 2013; in revised form: 1 August 2013 / Accepted: 19 August 2013 / Published: 30 August 2013
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2013, 10(9), 3930-3953; doi:10.3390/ijerph10093930
Received: 9 July 2013; in revised form: 14 August 2013 / Accepted: 16 August 2013 / Published: 29 August 2013
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2013, 10(8), 3596-3618; doi:10.3390/ijerph10083596
Received: 24 June 2013; Accepted: 2 August 2013 / Published: 13 August 2013
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2013, 10(8), 3089-3111; doi:10.3390/ijerph10083089
Received: 3 June 2013; in revised form: 12 July 2013 / Accepted: 16 July 2013 / Published: 24 July 2013
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2013, 10(7), 2871-2887; doi:10.3390/ijerph10072871
Received: 3 June 2013; in revised form: 1 July 2013 / Accepted: 1 July 2013 / Published: 10 July 2013
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2013, 10(6), 2336-2347; doi:10.3390/ijerph10062336
Received: 2 April 2013; in revised form: 21 May 2013 / Accepted: 27 May 2013 / Published: 6 June 2013
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Last update: 13 August 2012

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