Women, Health and Equity in Slovenia

The Slovenian National Institute of Public Health devoted a series of articles related to women health inequalities and wants to take the opportunity of the International Women's day to present the outcomes of its exposes.

Across Europe, women live longer than men on average. However, it is more common that women life expectancy includes more time spent in poor health conditions not only during the extra years they live, but also throughout the course of their lives. The series of articles show that the social and economic opportunities and experiences of women play a major role in explaining the differences - in years - spent in good health compared to men.

The publications verifie inequalities employing indirect indicators such as self-rated health, rated accessibility of health services, connections between workloads and self-rated health of women, the role of cultural capital in self-rated health and the quality of women's life and the consequences of violence against women on women's self-rated health.

  • Social inequalities in women's health in Slovenia
  • Women, health and equity in Slovenia
  • Inequalities in women's mortality by education
  • Self -rated health among women and their assessment of the health care system
  • Thirty years of gender differences in self-assessed health: the case of Slovenia
  • The role of cultural capital in producing good health: a propensity score study
  • The differences in selected health-related behavior indicators among women with different educational attainment in Slovenia
  • Women, work and health
  • The health condition of female victims of violence

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For more information, contact Mitja Vrdelja