Photo Hugues Siegenthaler

Towards a better understanding of inequalities in health

Three LIVES members are participating from 29 August to 1 September 2012 in an international congress of health sociology in Hannover, with two doctoral students presenting their research.

As part of the Congress "Health inequalities over the life course" organized by the European Society for Health and Medical Sociology (ESHMS) and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Medizinische Soziologie (DGMS), a session is organized by members of the Swiss National Center of Competence in Research LIVES.

Entitled "Health trajectories and cumulative (dis)advantage during adulthood", the session it is led by Claudine Burton-Jeangros, professor of sociology at the University of Geneva and head of the IP10, as well as Stéphane Cullati and Alexis Gabadinho, PhD students in the same project.

Both doctoral students present their research. Stéphane Cullati develops a joint analysis of self-reported health trajectories and work-related exhaustion trajectories, this in a sample of 2327 respondents of the Swiss Household Panel between 2004-2010, in order to examine the cumulative effects . Alexis Gabadinho's presentation focuses on the analysis of sequences in health trajectories.