Health Inequalities. An Interdisciplinary Exploration of Socioeconomic Position, Health and Causality

Discussion Paper of the FEAM/ALLEA Committee on Health Inequalities

Koninklijke Nederlandse Akademie van Wetenschappen

2018 | 61 pagina's | gratis

Despite decades of research into health inequalities there is still no consensus on some of the basic issues. For example, different disciplines hold different views on the nature of the causal relationship between low socioeconomic status and health, and on the main mechanisms linking low socioeconomic status to ill health and premature death. This discussion paper aims  to kick-start the much-needed interdisciplinary discussion about these issues. It has been drafted by the Scientific Committee on Health Inequalities, established by the Federation of European Academies of Medicine (FEAM) and All European Academies (ALLEA) and chaired by the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW).