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The Commission on Social Determinants of Health: Ten years on, a tale of a sinking stone, or of promise yet unrealised?

Lookup NU author(s): Professor Ted Schrecker



This is the authors' accepted manuscript of an article that has been published in its final definitive form by Taylor and Francis, 2019.

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Ten years after the August 2008 release of the report of the WHO Commission on Social Determinants of Health, it is important to reflect on the fate of its recommendations for reducing ‘health inequity’. The article describes some key developments in the decade, notably in understanding the etiology of health inequalities, and then juxtaposes a hopeful comparison with of an earlier (1987) UN Commission on Environment and Development with a sceptical view based on the expanding social science literature on the politics of economic inequality.

Publication metadata

Author(s): Schrecker T

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Critical Public Health

Year: 2019

Volume: 29

Issue: 5

Pages: 610-615

Online publication date: 07/09/2018

Acceptance date: 21/08/2018

Date deposited: 27/09/2018

ISSN (print): 0958-1596

ISSN (electronic): 1469-3682

Publisher: Taylor and Francis


DOI: 10.1080/09581596.2018.1516034


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