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Social inequalities in population health: integrating evidence from longitudinal, family-based and genetically informed data

Project description

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.

Host institution

HELSINGIN YLIOPISTO
Net EU contribution
€ 2 499 422,00
Address
Yliopistonkatu 3
00014 Helsingin Yliopisto
Finland

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Region
Manner-Suomi Helsinki-Uusimaa Helsinki-Uusimaa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 2 499 422,00

Beneficiaries (1)

HELSINGIN YLIOPISTO
Finland
Net EU contribution
€ 2 499 422,00
Address
Yliopistonkatu 3
00014 Helsingin Yliopisto

See on map

Region
Manner-Suomi Helsinki-Uusimaa Helsinki-Uusimaa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 2 499 422,00