This study aimed to analyze gender health equity as a case of how social policy contributes to population health. Three sets of social-investment policies implemented in Europe and previously hypothesized to reduce gender inequity in labor market outcomes were analysed: childcare; active labor market programs; and long-term care. Social policy contributes to the distribution of population health. Social-investment advocates argue such policies in particular enhance economic gender equity. The results show that these polices have ambiguous effects on gender health equity and even differential improvements among men for some outcomes.
Authors: J. Beckfield, K. A. Morris, C. Bambra,
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