Poor children in rich countries

BMJ 1994; 308 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.308.6925.417 (Published 05 February 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;308:417
  1. C A Hamilton
  1. Kilfennan, Londonderry BT47 1HS.

    EDITOR, - In his enthusiasm to write a polemic on poor children in rich countries Martin McKee has departed from his usual rigorous standards1. In highlighting teenage suicide and expanding to an attack on the socioeconomic systems of much of the Western world he is defying logic in arguing from the smallest of the particular to the largest of the general. With regard to the …

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