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Challenging health inequalitiesFrom Acheson to choosing health$
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Elizabeth Dowler and Nick J. Spencer

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9781861348999

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781861348999.001.0001

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Inequalities in pregnancy and early years and the impact across the life course: progress and future challenges

Inequalities in pregnancy and early years and the impact across the life course: progress and future challenges

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(p.68) (p.69) Five Inequalities in pregnancy and early years and the impact across the life course: progress and future challenges
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Challenging health inequalities
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Spencer Nick

Law Catherine

Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781861348999.003.0005

This chapter examines the progress of the New Labour government towards the goal of reducing pregnancy and early childhood health inequalities in England since 1997. It evaluates the impact of the numerous new Labour policy initiatives aimed at reducing disadvantage in early childhood and reducing the effects of adverse early life experience on health inequalities across the life course. It provides a brief summary of inequalities in pregnancy and early childhood health and outlines proposed policy changes.

Keywords:   pregnancy, early childhood, health inequalities, New Labour government, England, early life experience, life course

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