Social determinants of health

Publications - globalization

Key documents

Towards health-equitable globalisation: rights, regulation and redistribution - final report of the Globalization Knowledge Network, 2007

Globalization affects health and SDH through changes in social stratification, differential exposure or vulnerability, health system characteristics and differential consequences. This report presents the principal pathways linking globalization to health that were examined by the GKN.

Globalization and social determinants of health: analytic and strategic review paper, 2005

This paper offers a working definition of globalization, describes a number of key ‘clusters’ of pathways leading from globalization to changes in SDH ,provides an inventory of potential “interventions,” and provides a list of the specific research synthesis papers that comprised the key elements of the KN’s activities.

Background papers and additional documents