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How can demography inform health policy?

Leone, Tiziana (2010) How can demography inform health policy? Health Economics, Policy and Law, 5 (01). pp. 5-11. ISSN 1744-1331

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Demography’s contribution to health policy debates comes from the study of population dynamics relating to fertility, mortality and migration. The aim of this article is to stress how vital a correct understanding of population dynamics is for health policy and planning. The article first highlights some of the major contributions demographers have made to debates about health, particularly where they have helped to overcome misconceptions. It then discusses two prominent issues: population ageing in the developed world and population growth in developing countries.

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Additional Information: © 2010 Cambridge University Press
Library of Congress subject classification: H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
Journal of Economic Literature Classification System: I - Health, Education, and Welfare > I1 - Health > I18 - Government Policy; Regulation; Public Health
Sets: Departments > Social Policy
Research centres and groups > LSE Health
Date Deposited: 24 Sep 2009 11:50

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