Search Resources (English): Socioeconomic determinants

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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
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
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
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
Social determinants of health: Canadian perspectives, second edition

Discusses how the socio-economic conditions shape the health of individuals, communities, and jurisdictions, and how they establish the extent to which Canadians possess the resources to identify and achieve personal aspirations, satisfy needs, and cope with the environment.

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Published: 2008
12th Annual national report card on health care

Results of the annual poll that measures public opinion with respect to the health of the Canadian health care system. Found that the growing disparity in income in Canada has also meant a growing disparity in Canadians' perceptions of their health. In this report, higher income respondents were 29 percentage points more likely to describe their health as excellent or very good in comparison to lower income respondents. In 2009, the gap between the two groups was 17 points.

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Published: August 2012
Achieving health for all: the epp report

This article examines The Epp Report. Discuses the proposed movement from the individual model. Illustrates the value of the report in terms of health promotion and health strategies.

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Published: 1987
Welfare: far from well

This article explores the topic of women and social assistance. Gives statistics regarding the feminization of poverty,  points to the barriers within the system to achieve full social and economic participation of all women. 

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Published: 1988