Ethnic Inequalities in Health


The patterning of ethnic inequalities in health is complex, as are possible explanations for the inequalities. Empirical evidence suggests that social inequalities are more relevant than genetic differences.

Keywords: race; ethnicity; inequalities in health; social context


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Nazroo, James Y(Mar 2008) Ethnic Inequalities in Health. In: eLS. John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Chichester. [doi: 10.1002/9780470015902.a0005858.pub2]