Reducing Health Inequalities among Children – Canada Watch – Reducing Health Inequalities among Children
May 22, 2009

In recent years the well-being of Canadian children in low-income families has been identified as a policy priority, says Claire Oliveira of the C.D. Howe Institute. She suggests that in-kind transfers of goods and services directed to children should receive more emphasis in the dominant political discourse. Oliveira also examines the relationship between household income and children’s health, and finds that the health and education of parents play an even more significant role than household income in determining children’s health status.

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