Health inequalities in Finland: a proposal for the development of a monitoring system

The health of Finns has generally developed quite positively in recent decades in terms of various indicators, but there are still large differences in health between population groups (Aromaa & Koskinen 2002; Karvonen et al. 2017; Koponen et al. 2018; Lahelma et al. 2017). The health of the population varies according to, for example, socio-economic status, gender, marital status, place of residence and mother tongue. These differences are particularly pronounced between socio-economic groups, i.e. when looking at variations in health according to, for example, education, occupation or income. Indeed, when talking about health inequalities or health inequalities, reference is usually made to differences between socio-economic groups. Systematic health inequalities occur in, for example, health status, morbidity, and mortality.

Original title: Terveyden eriarvoisuus Suomessa : ehdotus seurantajärjestelmän kehittämiseen

Authors: S. Jokela, K. Kilpeläinen, S. Parikka, L. Sares-Jäske, T. Koskela, S. Lumme, T. Martelin, P. Koponen, S. Koskinen, T. Rotko

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Governmental / Institutional / Public Health Statutory Body Document
Employment, occupational health, adult education, youth employment, Financial security, social protection, social inclusion, access to care, poverty, Groups that experience vulnerability: women, ethnic minorities, LGBTI+, migrants, disability

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