Socioeconomic determinants

Socioeconomic determinants

Welfare: far from well

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English
Owning Org: 
Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
Joanne Doucette
Edition: 
Vol 9, No.3
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1988
Publication Place: 
Toronto, On

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. 

Achieving health for all: the epp report

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English
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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
DArcy McKillop Farlow
Edition: 
Vol 8, No.3
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1987
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

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.

12th Annual national report card on health care

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English
Translated Title: 
12e Bulletin national annuel sur la santé
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Online
Publisher: 
Ipsos Reid Public Affairs
Publication Date: 
August 2012
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

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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Social determinants of health: Canadian perspectives, second edition

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English
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Paper
Author: 
Dennis Raphael (Ed.)
Publisher: 
Canadian Scholar's Press Inc.
Publication Date: 
2008
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

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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978-1-55130-350-5
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504pp, $64.95 (Paperback)

The role of socio-economic status in diabetes in women

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English
Translated Title: 
Le rôle du statut socioéconomique sur l'incidence du diabète
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Online
Publisher: 
Statistics Canada
Publication Date: 
2010
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

A study that found that low levels of household income and education are associated with the onset of type 2 diabetes in Canadian women, independent of other factors such as the well-established relationship with excess weight. For men, the association between type 2 diabetes and lower education attainment disappeared entirely when weight and behavioural factors were taken into account.

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Includes bibliographical references.

Breast cancer incidence and neighbourhood income

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English
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Online
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Marilyn Borugian
John J. Spinelli
Zenaida Abanto
Chen Lydia Xu
Russell Wilkins
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Statistics Canada
Publication Date: 
2011
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Examines how, unlike several other diseases, breast cancer in developed countries is higher among women in higher income groups. They conclude that this association with income “may be partly related to differences in parity and screening mammography, but other factors remain to be identified.” 

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Includes bibliographical references.

National Collaborating Centre for Determinants of Health

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Governmental Body
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English
Français
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Research
Policy development

One of six National Collaborating Centres created by the Public Health Agency of Canada to form a key part of the Government of Canada's commitment to renew and strengthen public health in Canada. The NCCDH focuses on the social and economic factors that influence the health of Canadians. The Centre translates and shares information and evidence about the social determinants of health with front-line public health practitioners, policymakers and researchers – individuals who need this information to make evidence-informed practice, planning, policy and research decisions.

Primary Telephone: 
(902) 867-6134
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Email Address: 
nccdh@stfx.ca
Fax Number: 
(902) 867-6130
Street Address: 
St. Francis Xavier University
Addt'l Street Address: 
2400 Mount Saint Bernard, Camden 116, 2nd Floor, PO Box 5000
City: 
Antigonish
Province: 
Nova Scotia
Postal/ZIP Code: 
B2G 2W5
Country: 
Canada

Closing the gap in a generation: health equity through action on the social determinants of health (Final Report of the Commission on Social Determinants of Health)

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English
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Paper
Online
Publisher: 
World Health Organization
Publication Date: 
2008
Publication Place: 
Geneva, Switzerland

Discusses social justice as a matter of life and death and examines this in the context of the social determinants of health. A girl born today can expect to live for more than 80 years if she is born in some countries – but less than 45 years if she is born in others. Within countries there are dramatic differences in health that are closely linked with degrees of social disadvantage. In its final report, the Commission on Social Determinants of Health calls on the WHO and all governments to lead global action on the social determinants of health with the aim of achieving health equity.

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ISBN/ISSN: 
ISBN 978 92 4 156370 3
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Includes bibliographical references.

The impact of overweight and obesity on maternal and newborn health: a critical review of the literature

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English
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Atlantic Centre of Excellence for Womens' Health (ACEWH)
Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
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En Ligne
Author: 
Kathy Petite
Barbara Clow
Publisher: 
Atlantic Centre of Excellence for Women’s Health
Publication Date: 
July 2010
Publication Place: 
Halifax, NS

A literature review that examines the health implications of obesity and overweight in pregnancy, starting with the physical health of women and children and moving on to a consideration of some of the social determinants of health. The review closes with a synthesis of findings and recommendations for further research.

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Includes bibliographical references.

Rethinking health disparities: social and economic inclusion and lone mothers

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Atlantic Centre of Excellence for Womens' Health (ACEWH)
Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
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Paper
Online
Publisher: 
Atlantic Centre of Excellence for Women's Health
Publication Date: 
2005
Publication Place: 
Halifax, NS

Presents a poster that describes a research project looking at ways policy and research can help address health inequities experienced by single mothers.

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