Evaluating the impact of structural policies on health inequalities and their social determinants and fostering change

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Contract/Grant agreement number
: 278173
EC contribution
: € 2,535,757.00
: 48 months
Starting date
: 01/11/2011
: structural policies, impact evaluation, health inequalities, macroeconomic policies, welfare state, labour market, urban renewal, housing, gender, socioeconomic position, migration, knowledge transfer.
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The need to deal with health inequalities is now on the agenda of key supranational institutions. To tackle the so-called “causes of the causes of health inequity”, the focus should be put on structural policies, policies that – especially in the current times of financial and employment crisis – influence patterns of social stratification, living and working conditions, and thus people's health.

The SOPHIE project aims to generate new evidence on the impact and effectiveness of structural policies in reducing health inequalities, and to develop innovative methodologies for the evaluation of these policies in Europe.

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