Journal article

Understanding child disadvantage from a social determinants perspective

Sharon Goldfeld, Meredith O'Connor, Dan Cloney, Sarah Gray, Gerry Redmond, Hannah Badland, Katrina Williams, Fiona Mensah, Sue Woolfenden, Amanda Kvalsvig, Anita T Kochanoff

JOURNAL OF EPIDEMIOLOGY AND COMMUNITY HEALTH | BMJ PUBLISHING GROUP | Published : 2018

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Child health and developmental inequities exist in all countries. Comprehensive and robust concepts of disadvantage are fundamental to growing an evidence base that can reveal the extent of inequities in childhood, and identify modifiable leverage points for change. We conceptualise and test a multidimensional framework of child disadvantage aligned to a social determinants and bioecological perspective. METHODS: The Longitudinal Study of Australian Children is a nationally representative sample of two cohorts of Australian children, including the birth cohort of 5107 infants, which commenced in May 2004. The analysis focused on disadvantage indicators collected at age 4-5 years...

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Grants

Awarded by Australian Research Council


Awarded by Australian National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)


Awarded by NHMRC


Funding Acknowledgements

This research is funded by Australian Research Council Discovery Grant DP160101735, and is supported by the Victorian Government's Operational Infrastructure Support Program. SG is supported by Australian National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Career Development Fellowship 1082922, and FM is supported by NHMRC Career Development Fellowship 1111160.