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      The wider determinants of inequalities in health: a decomposition analysis 

      Sundmacher, Leonie; Scheller-Kreinsen, David; Busse, Reinhard (International Journal for Equity in Health, 2011)

      Background: The common starting point of many studies scrutinizing the factors underlying health inequalities is that material, cultural-behavioural, and psycho-social factors affect the distribution of health systematically through income, education, occupation, wealth or similar indicators of socioeconomic structure. However, little is known regarding if and to what extent these factors can assert systematic influence on the distribution of health of a population independent of the effects channelled through income, education, or wealth. Methods: ...