Poverty and health are examined from the global and Nordic perspectives.
The data from global social policy research.
Nordic comparisons and equity in health research provide a basis for the discussion.
At the global level the consequences of poverty are growing and the resultant problems posed are becoming increasingly evident.
Poverty and sickness are interwoven : poverty aggravates mental problems, a situation regarding which we have seen steady deterioration.
Research suggests that social cohesion, the factor that creates social capital and empowerment in societies, is a major factor that promotes health and the economy.
Structural measures to combat poverty would require a global social policy : global redistribution, global regulation and global provision.
However, the international community is not yet fully prepared for this discussion.
At the Nordic level.
Finland is a laboratory in which the viability of the welfare state has been tested in the worst recession ever to hit an OECD country.
On the whole, it seems that income disparity has not grown during the recession and that services have functioned moderately well despite budget cuts.
However, during that period the correlation between unemployment and sickness became apparent, and the challenges to healthcare more evident. (...)
Mots-clés Pascal : Pauvreté, Santé, Allocation ressource, Ethique, Politique sociale, Equité, Pays Scandinaves, Europe
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Poverty, Health, Resource allocation, Ethics, Social policy, Equity, Scandinavia, Europe
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 99-0156502
Code Inist : 002B30A01C. Création : 16/11/1999.