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Challenging health inequalities: From Acheson to choosing health

Elizabeth Dowler and Nick J. Spencer


This book offers a unique multi-disciplinary perspective on tackling health inequalities in a rich country, examining the New Labour policy agenda for tackling health inequalities and its inherent challenges. The book presents an overview of progress since the publication of the seminal and ambitious 1998 Acheson Inquiry into health inequalities, and the theoretical and methodological issues underpinning health inequalities. The chapters consider the determinants of inequality — for example, early childhood experience and ethnicity — the factors that mediate the relationship between determinan ... More

Keywords: health inequalities, New Labour, policy agenda, Acheson Inquiry, early childhood experience, ethnicity, nutrition, housing, health behaviour, sectoral policy interventions

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9781861348999
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781861348999.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Elizabeth Dowler, editor

Nick J. Spencer, editor

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