Unequal access to green space as a cause of a new category of health inequalities

  1. Agnieszka Makarewicz-Marcinkiewicz ORCiD: 0000-0002-0501-4810agnieszka.makarewicz-marcinkiewicz@uwr.edu.pl


Unequal access to green space as a cause of a new categoryof health inequalities

The article presents the influence of unequal access to green space on human health, resulting in the formation of health inequalities. The work is based on the hypothesis that unequal access to green areas in the place of residence and leisure, largely determined by the level of income and the scope of implementation of sustainable development strategy by the state, contributes to deepening social health inequalities. The article analyses the attitude towards the impact of access to green space on health present in official documents and related researchIt also identifies a direct link between limited access to green space and social health inequalities. In the last part of the article, legal regulations concerning access to greenery in Poland are presented.


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Wrocławskie Studia Politologiczne

20, 2016

Pages from 25 to 36

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