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How can demography inform health policy?

Leone, Tiziana ORCID: 0000-0001-9671-5382 (2010) How can demography inform health policy? Health Economics, Policy and Law, 5 (01). pp. 5-11. ISSN 1744-1331

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Identification Number: 10.1017/S1744133109990119


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
Divisions: Social Policy
LSE Health
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
JEL classification: I - Health, Education, and Welfare > I1 - Health > I18 - Government Policy; Regulation; Public Health
Date Deposited: 24 Sep 2009 11:50
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 01:00

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