Does increased gender equality lead to a convergence of health outcomes for men and women? A study of Swedish municipalities.

@article{Backhans2007DoesIG,
  title={Does increased gender equality lead to a convergence of health outcomes for men and women? A study of Swedish municipalities.},
  author={Mona C Backhans and Michael Lundberg and Anna M{\aa}nsdotter},
  journal={Social science & medicine},
  year={2007},
  volume={64 9},
  pages={1892-903}
}
This study examines associations between indicators of gender equality and public health. We compare Swedish municipalities on nine indicators in both the private and public sphere, and an additive index, and study the correlations with indicators of morbidity and mortality. The hypothesis that a higher level of gender equality is associated with a convergence of health outcomes (life expectancy, sickness absence) between men and women was supported for equality of part-time employment… CONTINUE READING

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