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Evidence on gender inequities in social health protection. The case of women living in rural areas

Extension of Social Security Series, ESS Paper 29

Scheil-Adlung, X.; Kuhl, Catharina; ILO, Social Security Department
International Labour Office
ESS Paper Series (ILO)
health care - financing - social health protection
28.02.2012 - Victoria Giroud-Castiella
Consultations 10403 / Download 4803

Summary (English)

This document examines issues concerning inequalities in health for rural women: the differences in utilization of health care between men and women, and between women living in rural and urban areas; the barriers to utilization of health services for women in rural areas, and the systemic weaknesses for rural women. It presents recommendations on how to address issues in access to health care for rural women.