Special Issue "Poverty, Inequality and Public Health in China"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Health Economics".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (1 November 2018).
Interests: Development economics; Health economics; Poverty and inequality; China
Interests: economics of health; nutrition and early childhood development
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Over the past decade, China has implemented wide-ranging health system reforms and invested heavily in population health. Per capita health expenditure has increased by nearly six times since 2000—largely due to increased government investment. Most of this investment has been aimed at expanding access to health care and improving public health programs.
Despite progress in expanding access, there are signs that substaintial challenges remain in terms of increasing the quality and equity of health services. There are persisting concerns of low-quality medical care, particularly in rural areas and urban migrant communities. It is also unclear whether current public health services are sufficient to address evolving disease burdens affecting vulnerable populations such as young children and the elderly.
Recent initiatives have begun to address these challenges, yet the high quality empirical research needed to guide policy design and implmentation is lacking. In this special issue, we invite researchers in public health, epidemiology, health economics and other social sciences to submit high quality empirical papers related to the issues in this important research area.
Prof. Sean Sylvia
Prof. Scott Rozelle
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- Public Health
- Quality of Health Care
- Early Childhood Development