The aim of this thesis was to contribute to the understanding of the potential relationship between social and political factors and population health and health inequalities from an international, European perspective, and to provide potential methods to improve the evaluation of the impacts of social and political factors on health and health inequalities.

Econometric regression technique was used as the main analytical tool due to its ability to reduce confounding and improve the causal inference of the relationships studied.

J.P. Mackenbach (Johan) , F.J. van Lenthe (Frank)
Erasmus University Rotterdam
Department of Public Health

Hu, Y. (2016, September 14). Social and political determinants of population health in Europe. Retrieved from