Health, Mortality, and Socioeconomic Trends in Ukraine

Levchuk, N. M.
November 2008
Problems of Economic Transition;Nov2008, Vol. 51 Issue 7, p36
Academic Journal
The article examines the health, mortality, and socioeconomic trends in Ukraine. It argues that the country's unfavorable health and mortality trends are reflections of growing inequalities in income, wealth, and access to education, health, and other social services. It is analyzed that strong links between levels of income and education, less differentiation in socioeconomic status, a preponderance of ascending over descending social mobility, and the openness of the middle and upper class people are basic criteria for a socioeconomic structure of suitable quality, and are preconditions for positive shifts in health and mortality trends.


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