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Social and Economic Determinants of Mental and Cognitive Health

Maarten Jacob Bijlsma, Karen van Hedel, Kieron Barclay, Peng Li, Yaoyue Hu, Pekka Martikainen (MPIDR / University of Helsinki, Finland)

We observe persistent social and economic inequalities in health across populations. This project exploits longitudinal Finnish and international registry data to investigate the social and economic disparities in hospital use, morbidity, and mortality over the life course.  Detailed Description

Research Keywords:

Economics, Employment, Retirement, Family Behavior, Health Care, Public Health, Medicine, and Epidemiology, Life Course, Psychology

Region keywords:

China, Europe, Finland


Pitkänen, J.; Bijlsma, M. J.; Remes, H.; Aaltonen, M.; Martikainen, P.:
Social Science and Medicine - Population Health 13:100756, 1–9. (2021)    
Junna, L. M.; Moustgaard, H.; Tarkiainen, L.; Martikainen, P.:
Epidemiology 30:2, 221–229. (2019)
Moustgaard, H.; Avendano , M.; Martikainen, P.:
American Journal of Epidemiology 187:9, 1880–1888. (2018)    
Rostila, M.; Mäki, N.; Martikainen, P.:
PLoS One 13:5, e0195500–e0195500. (2018)    
van Hedel, K.; Martikainen, P.; Moustgaard, H.; Myrskylä, M.:
SSM-Population Health 4, 244–253. (2018)    
Bijlsma, M. J.; Tarkiainen, L.; Myrskylä, M.; Martikainen, P.:
Social Science and Medicine 194, 142–150. (2017)    
Korhonen, K.; Remes, H.; Martikainen, P.:
Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology 52:1, 105–116. (2017)
Moustgaard, H.; Joutsenniemi, K.; Martikainen, P.:
European Journal of Public Health 26:6, 1034–1039. (2016)
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