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Inequalities, inequities, and disparities in health and health care by migration status, race, and ethnicity 

Inequalities, inequities, and disparities in health and health care by migration status, race, and ethnicity
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Inequalities, inequities, and disparities in health and health care by migration status, race, and ethnicity
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Raj S. Bhopal

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10.1093/med/9780199667864.003.0006
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date: 26 February 2021

This chapter argues that inequalities in health and health care by racial and ethnic group are abundant but their underlying cause, and the contribution of racism, is a complex and much debated matter. The major cause of inequalities in health, and even more of inequalities in access to health care, is inequality in wealth. Topics discussed include the genesis of inequalities in health status; forces underpinning ethnicity and race, and their relation to those generating inequalities in health; measuring ethnic inequalities in health; and the dimension of, and trends in, inequalities by ethnicity and race.

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