Health and social inequities in Sweden

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Sweden is one of Europe's most egalitarian countries. The social inequities in living conditions have been gradually reduced to a level that is more equal than in most countries in Europe. Even if general health development has been positive during recent years, data reviewed here indicate that there may be adverse effects for some groups which may increase inequities. This article presents results on inequities in health from the Public Health Report of Sweden 1987 and discusses causal mechanisms and implications for health policy.
Original languageEnglish
JournalSocial Science & Medicine
Volume31
Issue number3
Pages (from-to)359-67
Number of pages9
ISSN0277-9536
Publication statusPublished - 1990

    Research areas

  • Adolescent, Adult, Aged, Child, Child, Preschool, Cross-Cultural Comparison, Health Services Accessibility, Health Services Needs and Demand, Humans, Infant, Infant Mortality, Middle Aged, Morbidity, Mortality, Occupational Diseases, Risk Factors, Social Justice, Socioeconomic Factors, Sweden

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