Diagnostics and policy tools to measure and mitigate environmental health inequalities

Authored by: Julien Caudeville

The Routledge Handbook of the Political Economy of the Environment

Print publication date:  October  2021
Online publication date:  October  2021

Print ISBN: 9780367410704
eBook ISBN: 9780367814533
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Environmental health inequalities (EHIs) refer to health hazards disproportionately or unfairly distributed among the most vulnerable social groups or territories, which are generally the most discriminated, poor populations and minorities affected by environmental risks. However, constructing methods and tools to help orient public policies in order to reduce territorialized EHIs requires the evaluation of phenomena not always easy to apprehend and the reliability and representativeness of information that usually demand statistical processing.

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