Title

One Country, Two Worlds – Health Disparity in China

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2012

Publication Title

Global Public Health

DOI

10.1080/17441692.2011.616517

ISSN

1744-1706

Abstract

As result of its spectacular economic growth, millions of Chinese have been lifted out of poverty, making China a model for impoverished countries. Although, for many, economic growth has led to prosperity, ever-growing disparities exist between those who have benefited from the economic advancement and those left behind. Massive gaps in development exist between: regions, urban and rural and social groups. This contribution is to develop a detailed understanding of the health disparity in China by examining the discrepancies in major health indicators. Current efforts to reduce the disparities, and its challenges, opportunities and global implications are also assessed.

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