Social Determinants Of Health

Social inequalities in health are systematic and unfair differences between population groups, caused by social structures and the impact of political, economic and legal frameworks on those groups. Poorer classes have fewer resources to nourish themselves appropriately, their work conditions are at increased risk, they do not have adequate housing and have poorer access to health services and / or these services are of poorer quality. All these conditions have negative effects on their health and increase mortality rates.

These differences can be avoided and reduced if there are strong, high-quality state services. Some of our PPC researchers are engaged in the study of the conditions of employment and work and how this affects health and health inequalities. This knowledge can help identify and promote global institutional changes and policies that facilitate the reduction of social inequalities. For that purpose, two projects have been launched: The impact of the financial and economic crises on the well-being of populations on both sides of the North Atlantic, in which researchers from both UPF and JHU are collaborating; and The impact of immigration on the well-being of populations, which will involve immigration researchers from Hopkins and researchers from Pompeu Fabra's Health Inequalities Research Group (GREDS) - (Employment Conditions Network).

 

Researchers: Marcelo Amable;Paco Belvis Costes;Joan Benach de Rovira; Usama Bilal; Carme Borrell; Maria Buxó; Emmanuel Calderón; Ernest Cañada; Mònica Clua-Losada; Carlos Delclós; Iris Delgado; Yücel Demiral; Albert Jimenez; Pére Jodar; Mireia Julià; Thomas LaVeist; Alba Llop; Ana Martínez; Carles Muntaner; Paloma Navas; Vicenç Navarro; Laia Ollé; Keshia Pollack; Olatz Ribera-Almandoz; Marisol Ruiz; Luis Carlos Silva; Orielle Solar; Gemma Tarafa Orpinell; Joao Paolo Tavares; Christophe Vanroelen; Montse Vergara; Alejandra Vives; Yutaka Yasui.

See selected publications here.