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The welfare state: a glossary for public health
  1. T A Eikemo1,
  2. C Bambra2
  1. 1
    Institute of Sociology and Political Science, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway; Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, The Netherlands and SINTEF Health Research, Norway
  2. 2
    Centre for Public Policy and Health, Wolfson Research Institute, Durham University, UK
  1. T A Eikemo, Department of Sociology and Political Science, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, 7491 Trondheim, Norway; Terje.Andreas.Eikemo{at}svt.ntnu.no

Abstract

Recently, there has been a surge in comparative social epidemiology, and a sizeable amount of this has examined the relation between different aspects of the welfare state and population health. Such research draws strongly, though usually implicitly, on welfare state theories and concepts. In this glossary, we explicitly define these concepts in order to enable more researchers, practitioners and policy-makers to engage with and contribute to this exciting and fruitful area of public health research.

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