Ageing - Health - Equity: Special Issue on social inequalities in the health system

In June 2017, the high-profile research area of “Health Sciences”, University of Bremen, hosted the international conference “Key issues in current health research: Ageing – Health Equity”. Complementing the conference, a special issue of the International Journal of Environmental Research and Health has just been published, edited by the spokespersons of the high-profile area.

The special issue comprises contributions concerning the relation between social inequalities and health among the elderly, inequality in the utilization of long-term care, and the health status of and service provision for people in need of long-term care, as well as methods-oriented approaches, in particular reflections on participatory research including older people and the need for cross-cultural adaptions of research tools.

The papers of the issue can be downloaded here.