Special Issue "Advanced Inequalities in Child and Adolescent Health and Well-being"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Health Behavior, Chronic Disease and Health Promotion".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2019) | Viewed by 40478
Interests: child and adolescent public health; health behaviour in school-aged children; health inequality; quality of life; family in child and adolescent health; health promotion; methods of data analysis
Inequalities in health and well-being are established early enough in life that they can already be observed among children and adolescents. Young people may be particularly vulnerable to the health-impairing effects of inequity as they are unlikely to possess or control much of the wealth or power held by society. A growing body of research over the last decades shows that children and adolescents who live in disadvantaged circumstances are more prone to illness, distress, disability, risk behaviours and lower well-being than those living in more advantaged circumstances. Evidence from around the world points to an increase in gaps in health status and health care by socioeconomic status, geographical location, gender, race, ethnicity and age group. Inequalities in young people health are likely to persist into adulthood. On the other hand, children and adolescents are among the most important population groups to target for health promotion and protection. The issue of health inequality with the focus on children and adolescents is now firmly set at the centre of the national and global health policy agenda. Therefore, the aim of this Special Issue is to highlight where inequalities exist in aspects of young people's health and well-being to inform and influence policy and practice and to contribute to health improvement for all young people. This fits with the development of an equity-oriented strategy for child and adolescent health, as expressed in the WHO European strategy for child and adolescent health and development.
This Special Issue is open to any research in the area of inequalities in child and adolescent health and well-being, encompassing gender, age, socioeconomic, cross-national and other dimensions of health differentials.
Prof. Dr. habil. Apolinaras Zaborskis
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- health behaviour
- quality of life
- social gradient
- measures and indicators of inequality
- monitoring and control of inequality