Title, Synopsis and Publications Investigators and Collaborators
Health inequalities and social determinants of health amongst young mothers
Often, health cannot be explained in terms of germs and genes alone. Broader social factors influence our health and well-being too, such as the environment in which we live and work, the quality of our social networks, and our access to education, health care and leisure time. Differences in these social determinants of health can lead to poorer health outcomes and health inequalities amongst different sub-groups in the Australian population. This project seeks to investigate the social circumstances and health trajectories of young mothers, participants in the 1989-95 cohort who reported having had a child by Survey 4 (in 2016), compared to young women who have not had children.

Prof Annette Dobson
Ms Catherine Gatta
Prof Annette Dobson
Prof Gita Mishra