Understanding the Dynamics of Socioeconomic Related Health Inequalities

Project: Research

Project Details

Project Description

Health differences across socioeconomic groups have persisted in many countries, including Australia, despite decades of considerable improvements in life expectancy and average health status. Little is known on exactly how policies impact socioeconomic health inequalities as the mechanisms underlying them are complex, and the causes differ across population groups and over the lifecycle. This project will develop methods to quantify the major mechanisms that give rise to changes in socioeconomic health inequalities, providing useful information for decision makers about what policies will be cost effective at reducing them.
Effective start/end date1/01/1531/12/19