Social Determinants

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In this work program, we will analyse data from longitudinal studies that follow individuals over time to identify how different social, economic and environmental factors contribute to the poor health of people with disabilities.

We will look at the relationships between health and social determinants such as housing, employment, poverty and discrimination. We will quantify how much the health of people with disabilities would improve if they were less disadvantaged.

  • Different social, economic and environmental determinants contribute to disability-related health inequities in Australia
  • Various social determinants intersect (e.g. housing and employment) in the production of disability-related inequities in health
  • The impact of social determinants on disability-related health inequities vary across different population groups (e.g. by impairment type, functioning or gender)

Key outputs

  1. Extensive knowledge of the social determinants of disability-related health inequities.
  2. A methodological approach for identifying social determinants based on new innovations in epidemiology, econometrics and biostatistics.