Health Inequalities in Comparative Perspective

Wednesday, 13 July 2016: 16:00-17:30
Location: Hörsaal 10 (Juridicum)
RC15 Sociology of Health (host committee)
RC20 Comparative Sociology

Language: English

In contrast with inequalities in health that stem from biological differences brought about by age or genetics, social inequalities in health are mutable and avoidable, as they are affected by public policies. In recognition of the importance of these social influences on population health and inequalities, the World Health Organization adopted in 2012 the resolution WHA62.14 endorsing the Rio Political Declaration on Social Determinants of Health (SDH). 
Through this resolution, member states recognize the existence of social determinants of health and pledge to implement actions outlined in the Rio declaration, among which to “monitor progress and increase accountability to inform policies on SDH”. The success of this monitoring depends notably on the availability and quality of population data and its careful analysis through designs or methods allowing for causal inference. 
The primary objective of this session is to showcase the leading edge of international research on social inequalities in health. The session aims to encourage international exchanges in order to demonstrate the range of research practices and outputs.
Session Organizers:
Amelie QUESNEL-VALLEE, McGill University, Canada, Peter KRIWY, Technische Universität Chemnitz, Germany and Sigrun OLAFSDOTTIR, Boston University, USA
Amelie QUESNEL-VALLEE, McGill University, Canada
Mortality By Different Dimensions of Stratification – a Comparison of Education, Class, Status and Income with Finish Register Data
Rasmus HOFFMANN, European University Institute, Italy; Pekka MARTIKAINEN, University of Helsinki, Finland
Role of Gender and Socioeconomic Inequality in Women's Health and Health Care: Evidences from India
Suparna SHOME, Indian Statistical Institute, India; Manoranjan PAL, Indian Statistical Institute, India
Socio-Economic Inequality in Childhood Obesity in a Metro City in India
Susmita BHARATI, Indian Statistical Institute, India; Premananda BHARATI, Indian Statistical Institute, India