Early-Career Scholar Forum

Social exclusion and health inequalities: a gender comparison

Date
Friday 21 2023 | 12:15-13:00 (JST)
Venue
Zoom meeting  REGISTER HERE
Language
English
Speakers
  • Yurie MOMOSE Project Research Associate / Assistant Professor, Institute of Social Science, The University of Tokyo
Moderator
  • Sawako SHIRAHASE Director of TCJS
Event Description

In recent years, there has been a growing interest among researchers in clarifying the relationship between social exclusion and health inequalities. This is because most early quantitative studies took in the aspect of health as one of the indicators of social exclusion along with other aspects such as economic status, unemployment, lack of political involvement, and social isolation, and so on. A growing number of studies are concerned with social exclusion and health inequalities; however, it has rarely been discussed whether there are gender differences or gender gaps in the relationship between the two, social exclusion and health inequalities. For this analysis, we will use the nationally representative panel data from the Japanese Life Course Panel Survey 2007-2021 (waves 1-15). The analysis showed that the situation of social exclusion affecting health inequalities(subjective health, mental health, and health problems limiting work and home activities) was different for genders. Furthermore, when analyzed separately for men and women, the items of social and economic aspects that affect health inequalities were different for men and women.

About the Speaker

Yurie Momose is Project Research Associate / Assistant Professor, Institute of Social Science, The University of Tokyo (From April 2023) Visiting Research Scholar, Office of Population Research, Princeton University. (From April to June 2023).