Journal article

How do macro-level structural determinants affect inequalities in mental health? - a systematic review of the literature.

A McAllister, S Fritzell, M Almroth, L Harber-Aschan, S Larsson, B Burström

International Journal for Equity in Health | Published : 2018

Abstract

BACKGROUND: In Europe and elsewhere there is rising concern about inequality in health and increased prevalence of mental ill-health. Structural determinants such as welfare state arrangements may impact on levels of mental health and social inequalities. This systematic review aims to assess the current evidence on whether structural determinants are associated with inequalities in mental health outcomes. METHODS: We conducted a systematic review of quantitative studies published between 1996 and 2017 based on search results from the following databases Medline, Embase, PsychInfo, Web of Science, Sociological Abstracts and Eric. Studies were included if they focused on inequalities (measure..

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