Search Resources (English): Socioeconomic determinants

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Preventive care in context: listening to women
Argues that successful preventive care for women must take into account the social, political and economic context of women's lives. (See Details)
Published: 2006
Rethinking health disparities: social and economic inclusion and lone mothers
Presents a poster that describes a research project looking at ways policy and research can help address health inequities experienced by single mothers. (See Details)
Published: 2005
Health and wealth: how social and economic factors affect our well being
Argues that the quality of life in a society is one of the most powerful determinants of health, and that researchers are discovering that it is not the richest countries that have the best health, but the most egalitarian.
Published: 1999
Wealth and health, health and wealth
Examines how social, economic, or environmental determinants are related to the health of Ontarians and to reflect upon the policy and program implications implied by these determinants.
Published: 1994
Women's progress: perspectives on the past, blueprint for the future: conference proceedings
Provides the papers from the "Women's Progress Perspectives on the Past: Blueprint for the Future" conference, held at Goerge Washing University campus, June 12-13, 1998. Groups the papers into five topics: democracy and society, employment and earnings, family and work, poverty and income, health and well-being, and a miscellaneous category.
Published: 1998
A decade of challenges; a decade of choices; consequences for Canadian women
Examines the impact on women - in the family, the community, or the labour market - of the misfit between social policy prescriptions and current social realities. Outlines some of the implications for public policy. (See Details)
Published: 2004
The reality gap: closing the gap between women's needs and available programs and services
Examines the "reality gap" -- the distance between women's real-life needs and the social welfare programs and services that currently exist to meet those needs. Describes some of the major reasons for the reality gap, discusses the three major types of gap, provides examples, and concludes with recommendations for addressing these problems.
Published: 1988
Integrating socio-economic determinants of Canadian women's health
Looks at socio-economic determinants of health and self-perceived health and self-reports of chronic conditions. (From Women's Health Surveillance Report: A Multidimensional Look at the Health of Canadian Women) (See Details)
Published: 2004
Steps for preventing infectious diseases in women
Demonstrates that a medical approach is not sufficient to implement effective infectious disease prevention strategies in women. Argues that health policies must be changed, and social restrictions that circumscribe women need to be eliminated. Presents three steps necessary for developing a prevention strategy: 1) a gender perspective must be incorporated into infectious disease analysis and research to target policies and programs. Data collected must be disaggregated by sex, age, socioeconomic status, education, ethnicity, and geographic location; 2) models must be developed and implemented that address gender inequities in infectious diseases in an integrated manner; and 3) outreach activities must be supported, using information, education, and communication strategies and materials for advocacy and training. (See Details)
Published: 2004
Women's mental health: an evidence based review
Examines the impact of various socio-economic factors on women's mental health (violence, poverty, inequality) and analyzes the latest research evidence pertaining to the study of these issues. (See Details)
Published: 2000