The aim of this thesis is to gain insight into the role of social inequalities in explaining the differences in health between the United States and Western Europe. The first part of this thesis assesses the contribution of educational inequalities in health to the explanation of the US health disadvantage. The second part of this thesis assesses the contribution of work and family factors (separately and jointly) in explaining the US health disadvantage.

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Keywords Education, Health inequalities, Social inequalities, United States, US health disadvantage, Work-family factors
Promotor F.J. van Lenthe (Frank) , J.P. Mackenbach (Johan) , M. Avendano Pabon (Mauricio)
Publisher Erasmus University Rotterdam
Sponsor The studies presented in this thesis have been supported by the National Institute on Aging (Project number: 5R01AG040248-05) and the seventh Framework Programme from the European Commission (Grant agreement ID: 278511).
ISBN 978-94-6361-307-1
Persistent URL hdl.handle.net/1765/119151
Note For copyright reasons there is a partial embargo for this dissertation
Citation
van Hedel, K. (2019, October 2). Explaining the US Health Disadvantage: The role of social inequalities. Erasmus University Rotterdam. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/1765/119151