Special Issue "The Implications of the Social Determinants of Health for Quality of Life, and Wellbeing"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Global Health".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 July 2021.
Interests: public health; ageing; applied/experimental psychology; lifestyles and identities; older people; work place health
Assistant Guest Editor
Interests: well-being; marginalized groups; health access; Gypsy Roma Travellers; mental health; equality and diversity
Assistant Guest Editor
Interests: public health; minority; lifestyle; immigrant; non-communicable diseases; inequality
Inequalities in health are the differences in the prevalence or incidence of health problems between people of higher and lower socio-economic status. The research evidence internationally tells us overwhelmingly that the lower an individual’s socio-economic position, the higher their risk of poor health. Inequities in health consist of these differences, but understood as being preventable and therefore unjust and wrong. Whatever is different about the lived experience of people across income groups has a profound effect on their risks of physical and mental illness and early death. The experiences we have as humans are greatly influenced by the conditions within which we are born, grow, work (play), live (love) and age and by the inequities in power, money and resources that influence these conditions of daily life, the social determinants of health (Marmot 2015).
It would appear that if one looks closely at income inequality research, the most likely explanation is that it is what individuals are able to ‘‘be’’ and ‘‘do’’ at each level of our social hierarchy that produces the gradient in ill health, particularly in relation to empowerment or disempowerment, rather than the simple fact of their being in possession of different amounts of income once basic needs are met (Sen, 2002, Marmot 2015).
Papers that combine methodological robustness, that further our understanding of human wellbeing and quality of life and how these are influenced by the social determinants of health, are encouraged.
Prof. Ann Hemingway
Dr. Folashade Tawakalitu Alloh
Dr. Vanessa Heaslip
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- quality of life
- social determinants