Tackling Structural and Social Issues to Reduce Inequities in Children’s Outcomes in Low- to Middle-income Countries

Innocenti Discussion Papers


Tackling Structural and Social Issues to Reduce Inequities in Children’s Outcomes in Low- to Middle-income Countries
    • Bell, Ruth;
    • Donkin, Angela;
    • Marmot, Michael;
  • Date of Publication
    • 2013
  • Pages
    • 52
  • IRC Stock Number
    • 697U
  • Publication Cost
    • free
  • Language
    • English





Description

Tackling inequities in children’s outcomes matters both from a moral perspective, and because of persuasive social and economic arguments. Reducing inequity in children’s outcomes requires tackling structural and social issues. The paper provides evidence about how social, economic and environmental conditions shape inequities in children’s outcomes. Building on insights generated through studies on the social determinants of health, the paper provides a framework to inform research and policy to reduce inequities in children’s outcomes, with a specific focus on low- and middle-income countries.

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Thematic area

Rights of the Child   /  Social Policies   / 

Thesaurus

development   /  social development policies   /  social groups   /  structural adjustment   /