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Economics of health equality


Dr. Tamaro J. Green

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2021-05-04 22:27:18 viewed: 550


The pandemic has challenged the concept and provisioning of local, national, and global health equities. Germain (2020) describe how the pandemic exposed and sustained inequities in national healthcare systems.  Alternative systems to health equity have also been proposed.  Cappelen and Norheim (2005) discuss the possibility of distributing health resources based on behaviors.  Health equities may be tied to representations and abilities in economic and political institutions.  Swanson, Yu, and Mouroutsou (2017) explain that inequities in wealth, education, and abilities undermine democratic institutions and recommend procedural fairness, equality of opportunity to influence, and organized collective power.





Cappelen, A. W., & Norheim, O. F. (2005). Responsibility in health care: A liberal egalitarian approach. Journal of Medical Ethics, 31(8), 476. doi:10.1136/jme.2004.010421

Germain, S. (2020). Will COVID-19 mark the end of an egalitarian National Health Service? European Journal of Risk Regulation, 11(2), 358-365. doi:10.1017/err.2020.33

Swanson, D. M., Yu, H.-L., & Mouroutsou, S. (2017). Inclusion as ethics, equity and/or human rights? Spotlighting school mathematics practices in Scotland and globally. Social Inclusion, 5(3), 172–182.



Dr. Tamaro Green is a computer science researcher and the founder of TJG Web Services.  TJG Web Services, LLC is a consulting firm in the field of information technology.  Dr. Green writes on topics of privacy, security, and ethics in information technology and computer science.

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