Health inequalities in European welfare states (HiNEWS)

This research project focused on answering the question: why do social inequalities in health persist in European welfare states and what can be done to reduce them?
It covered:

  • Theoretical pathways between welfare states and social inequalities in health
  • Typologies of healthcare systems and social inequalities in health: a comparative analysis of 25 European countries
  • The welfare state, healthcare systems, and social inequalities in mortality
  • The welfare state, healthcare systems and social inequalities in morbidity
  • Evidence reviews of welfare state, healthcare system and public health policy interventions to reduce social inequalities in health
  • Policy toolkits to understand and reduce social inequalities in health in Europe

Authors: C. Bambra, T. A. Eikemo, T. Huijts, C. Wendt, J. Beckfield

Find more information here. 

EuroHealthNet, Organisations & Initiatives Working on Health Inequalities, Research
Financial security, social protection, social inclusion, access to care, poverty, Governance, Health in All Policies, Economy of Wellbeing, Health Impact Assessment, sustainable development, Health systems and services, primary health care, integrated systems, prevention services, health workforce

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