Journal article

Self-rated health and barriers to healthcare in Ukraine: The pivotal role of gender and its intersections

William C Cockerham, Bryant W Hamby, Olena Hankivsky, Elizabeth H Baker, Setareh Rouhani

COMMUNIST AND POST-COMMUNIST STUDIES | ELSEVIER SCI LTD | Published : 2017

Abstract

The ongoing health crisis in the Ukraine has persisted for 48 years with a clear division of gender-based outcomes as seen in the decline of male life expectancy and stagnation of female longevity. The purpose of this paper is to investigate differences in self-rated health and system barriers to health care applicable to gender and its intersections because of the differing negative health outcomes for men and women. Intersectionality theory provides an analytic framework for interpreting our results. Utilizing a nationwide sample of the Ukrainian population (N = 1908), we found that low socioeconomic status (SES) women rate their health worse than men generally and any other socioeconomic ..

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Grants

Awarded by Canadian Institutes of Health Research


Funding Acknowledgements

This study was funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (#120258). Also, the authors would like to thank Iryna Mazhak for her comments on an earlier draft.