Examining inequalities in health and health behaviours

CARDI Involvement
CARDI grant programme

Researchers: 

  • Dr Irene Mosca, Economics, Trnity College Dublin
  • Professor David Madden, Economics, University College Dublin

Region

  • Republic of Ireland

Project Lead

Dr Eibhlin Hudson, Trinity College Dublin

Budget

€15,214

Funding source

CARDI - Data Mining 2013

Timeframe

2013

Status

Ongoing

Last updated

21st August 2013
Health behaviours are significant barriers to healthy ageing but little is known about how they differ by socio-economic status.

This study examines inequalities in Ireland, north and south, in health behaviours and outputs, such as smoking, alcohol consumption, body mass index and physical activity. It also looks at changes over time.

Dr Hudson is developing a technique known as a concentration index – a single measure of inequality which can be decomposed to analyse factors underlying inequality.