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Equity, opportunity and health

  • Andrew M. JonesEmail author
Original Paper


This article sets out the foundations for a programme of research that aims to explore equality of opportunity in health by drawing on the statistical tools of causal and mediation analysis, while developing a normative approach to the role of early life circumstances and education as a source of inequality of opportunity in health.


Equity Equality of opportunity Health 

JEL Classification

I30 I14 I12 



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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Economics and Related StudiesUniversity of YorkYorkUK
  2. 2.Centre for Health EconomicsMonash UniversityMelbourneAustralia

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