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Urban areas are believed to have better socioeconomic and maternal and child health indicators than rural areas. This perception leads to the implementation of health policies ignorant of intra-urban health inequalities. Therefore, the objective of this study is to explain the pathways of economic inequalities in maternal and child health indicators among the urban population of India.

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The study brings that public health and social policy initiatives and programmes aimed at reducing social disparity and income-related inequality in health should be targeted at specific dimensions of health for specific populations.

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This page is a summary of: Pathways of Economic Inequalities in Maternal and Child Health in Urban India: A Decomposition Analysis, PLoS ONE, March 2013, PLOS, DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0058573.
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