Report 10/2013
Tackling Structural and Social Issues to Reduce Inequities in Children's Outcomes in Low to Middle-income Countries by Ruth Bell, Angela Donkin, Michael Marmot

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

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Summary

In 2013 the Institute produced a discussion paper for UNICEF. 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.

The paper shows that:

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.

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