Journal article

Gender inequalities in health and wellbeing across the first two decades of life: an analysis of 40 low-income and middle-income countries in the Asia-Pacific region

Elissa Kennedy, Gerda Binder, Karen Humphries-Waa, Tom Tidhar, Karly Cini, Liz Comrie-Thomson, Cathy Vaughan, Kate Francis, Nick Scott, Nisaa Wulan, George Patton, Peter Azzopardi

The Lancet Global Health | ELSEVIER SCI LTD | Published : 2020

Abstract

BACKGROUND: By adulthood, gender inequalities in health and wellbeing are apparent. Yet, the timing and nature of gender inequalities during childhood and adolescence are less clear. We describe the emergence of gender inequalities in health and wellbeing across the first two decades of life. METHODS: We focused on the 40 low-income and middle-income countries in Asia and the Pacific. A measurement framework was developed around four key domains of wellbeing across the first two decades: health, education and transition to employment, protection, and a safe environment. Specific measurement constructs were then defined by considering gender indicator frameworks, the Sustainable Development G..

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