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Resource ID 206
Title The welfare state and global health: Latin America, the Arab world and the politics of social class
Author Carles Muntaner, Joan Benach, Gemma Tarafa, Haejoo Chung



The tern "welfare state" has been used in the second half of the 20th century to refer broadly to a series of state-finances social services and transfers. In contemporary public health and social epidemiology, however, the term has a broader meaning and often includes social transfers, social and health services, consumer, environmental and workplace protection, labour market polices and reduction of social inequalities. Global health has been defines as "the area of study, research and practice that places a priority on improving health and achieving equity in health for all people worldwide". Because welfare states have been associated with different levels of populations health in wealthy countries, our attempt here is to point to their relevance to the contemporary broader global health context.

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Record created 2014-07-13 13:18
Record updated 2014-07-13 13:18
Record editor Helen Parsons
Subjects Social justice, human rights and health