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Social Determinants of Health$
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Michael Marmot and Richard Wilkinson

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780198565895

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198565895.001.0001

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The social determination of ethnic/racial inequalities in health

The social determination of ethnic/racial inequalities in health

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(p.238) Chapter 12 The social determination of ethnic/racial inequalities in health
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Social Determinants of Health
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Michael Marmot

Richard G. Wilkinson

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198565895.003.12

In both the US and the UK, data limitations have greatly hampered investigations of ethnic inequalities in health and how they might be structured by social and economic disadvantages. This chapter illustrates the impact of some of these limitations on how data are interpreted, and suggests that social and economic inequalities are fundamental causes of ethnic inequalities in health. It then relates the socio-economic patterning of ethnic inequalities in health to the potential explanations for such inequalities explored in other chapters in this book. The chapter concludes by suggesting that an adequate understanding of racism is fundamental to an understanding of ethnic inequalities in health.

Keywords:   social inequalities, ethnic differences, US, UK, industrialized nations

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