A different perspective on health inequalities
Income and social status are significant determinants of health. Poverty is associated with worse health outcomes: low-income individuals are currently expected to live between 5 and 10 years less than those in more advantaged positions. The EU-funded HEALTHINEQ project will investigate the drivers of long-term changes in health inequalities, focusing on the role of family and other socioeconomic factors. Moreover, it will explore the multigenerational interdependencies of social position and health in up to four generations and employ molecular genetic information to assess whether genetic associations are mediated. The findings will shed light on how family and genetic factors are intertwined with individual social characteristics and how they manifest in health outcomes in different macro-level social conditions.
Fields of science
Funding SchemeERC-ADG - Advanced Grant
00014 Helsingin Yliopisto
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