Special Issue "Social Determinants of Health: Differential Exposures vs Differential Effects"
A special issue of Healthcare (ISSN 2227-9032).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 September 2018)
Social determinants of health (SDHs) are the economic and social conditions, and their distribution among the population thatinfluence individual and group differences in health status. Some examples include race, gender, class, and place, which have major implications for the health of populations. These effects are due to multiple overlapping mechanisms.
Differential exposure and differential vulnerability are two main underlying mechanisms that SDHs get under people’s skin. According to the differential exposure hypothesis, group differences in health are due to group differences in exposure to SDHs or population variations on exposures to risk and protective factors that ultimately shape population health. Based on this hypothesis, differential exposures mediate group differences in health. According to the differential vulnerability hypothesis, group differences in health are due to group differences in vulnerability, and the resilience of groups to risk and protective factors. Based on this hypothesis, group membership not only changes exposures, but also effects.
The Special Issue “Social Determinants of Health: Differential Exposures and Differential Effects” invites state-of-the-art original and review articles on the following topics: 1) decomposing differential exposure or differential vulnerability; 2) additive vs. multiplicative effects; 3) comparison of countries, settings, and regions; 4) testing mediators and moderators; 5) tailoring interventions; and 6) measurement and method issues. Any study that uses large-scale, national samples, with a longitudinal design, is of interest.Dr. Shervin Assari
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- fundamental causes
- social determinants
- health disparities
- social class