Summary: Education Policy for Health Equality – Lessons for the Nordic Region
7 maj 2019
The report Education Policy for Health Equality: Lessons for the Nordic Region (2019), analyses how education policy is likely to affect health equality in the Nordic countries. This summary includes recommendations and conclusions from the report.
In the Nordic countries, health is linked to educational attainment to a higher extent than to income. Studies have shown that the progressive pedagogy which generally characterizes Nordic teaching is likely to actually increase social disparities in health. Therefore, it is important to examine the extent to which education policy can contribute to, or be counterproductive to health equality and health equity.
The report in full:
Education Policy for Health Equality: Lessons for the Nordic Region (2019)