Associations between gender equality and health: a systematic review
T King, Anne Kavanagh, Anna Scovelle, Allison Milner
Health Promotion International | Oxford University Press | Published : 2020
This systematic review sought to evaluate the impact of gender equality on the health of both women and men in high-income countries. A range of health outcomes arose across the 48 studies included. Gender equality was measured in various ways, including employment characteristics, political representation, access to services, and with standard indicators (such as the Global Gender Gap Index and the Gender Empowerment Measure). The effects of gender equality varied depending on the health outcome examined, and the context in which gender equality was examined (i.e. employment or domestic domain). Overall, evidence suggests that greater gender equality has a mostly positive effect on the heal..View full abstract
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Awarded by ARC Linkage Project -Gender equality in Australia: impact on social, economic and health outcomes
This work was supported by: a University of Melbourne, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, Business Improvement Program (BIP) Reinvestment grant; an ARC Linkage Project -Gender equality in Australia: impact on social, economic and health outcomes (LP180100035); and the Victorian Health Promotion Foundation.AM is supported by a Victorian Health and Medical Research Fellowship.