Socioeconomic inequalities and wellbeing in England, Finland and China

R Hiscock, J Bi, M Liu, A Asikainen, F Dobbie, L Bauld, P Mudu, M Martuzzi, Clive E Sabel

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Socioeconomic status (SES) and wellbeing measurements are often neglected in intervention evaluations. Wellbeing can have subjective and objective components. The subjective aspect of wellbeing involve an individual’s feelings and is normally measured through a number of Likert scale items whereas objective wellbeing involves a comparison of life circumstances with social norms and values and is often measured through an assessment of people’s material and social circumstances. SES is often included as a component of objective wellbeing which is relevant as disadvantaged groups often fail to benefit from interventions. The aim of this paper is to explore the interconnections between SES and subjective wellbeing with the following objectives:
1. Evaluate measures of wellbeing and SES
2. Investigate the universality of the link between SES and wellbeing
3. Investigate mediators of the link between SES and wellbeing such as demography, physical health, health behaviours, psychosocial resources and environmental factors such air pollution, housing conditions and transport options
Original languageEnglish
Article number24
Pages (from-to)53-53
Number of pages1
JournalEuropean Journal of Public Health
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2014
Externally publishedYes
Event7th European Public Health Conference - Glasgow, Glasgow, United Kingdom
Duration: 19 Nov 201422 Nov 2014


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