Area of deprivation and inequality in health

We use Swedish linked register data to create a small-area deprivation index and to investigate the impact of small-area of deprivation on inequality in health.

We also investigate how diagnosed migraine, depression, and anxiety are geographically distributed by small-area deprivation across the 21 regions of Sweden and whether there is an increased risk of diagnosis by area of deprivation. 

These results will not only help explain the influence of unequal contextual factors on health, but also matters for policy decisions committed to income redistribution and social welfare.

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Emilie Agardh

Principal Researcher
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