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Mortality inequalities are socially patterned, growing, observed in all societies, and driven by upstream social inequalities in health and morbidity. Despite considerable contributions by many previous studies, there are major shortcomings in our understanding of the causes of social inequalities in health and mortality.   Detailed Description

Selected Publications

Aradhya, S.; Tegunimataka, A.; Kravdal, Ø.; Martikainen, P.; Myrskylä, M.; Barclay, K. J.; Goisis, A.:
International Journal of Epidemiology 52:1, 156–164. (2023)    
Gueltzow, M.; Bijlsma, M. J.; van Lenthe, F. J.; Myrskylä, M.:
Social Science and Medicine 332:116100, 1–9. (2023)       
van Raalte, A. A.; Basellini, U.; Camarda, C. G.; Nepomuceno, M. R.; Myrskylä, M.:
Demography, 1–10. (2023)    
Dudel, C.; van Raalte, A. A.:
Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 1–2. (2023)
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