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Income Inequality, Unequal Health Care Access, and Mortality in China

Zhao, Zhongwei


China made great progress in reducing mortality between 1950 and 1980 when its life expectancy at birth increased from approximately 35 to more than 65 years. Although China has achieved further reductions in mortality under rapid economic growth since that period, the profound socioeconomic transformation has brought about some negative changes in health care services, such as the collapse of the Cooperative Medical System in rural areas, that have had adverse public health consequences. The...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2006
Type: Journal article
Source: Population and Development Review
DOI: 10.1111/j.1728-4457.2006.00133.x


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