Theme 3: Health Inequalities

Differences in both physical and mental health outcomes can be observed between different ethnic groups in the UK. Our previous work established that, after controlling for socioeconomic factors, there is a complex pattern of advantage / disadvantage between ethnic minority groups and those in the white majority group. We plan to develop in two ways: i) to understand the role of immigration and time since immigration, English language, and family vs neighbourhood deprivation on these observed differences ii) to extend the analysis to children. The work will use panel data from Understanding Society – the only data source that is sufficiently large, contains the required variables and includes sampling that boosted the numbers of responses from people reporting membership of ethnic minority groups.   

Project 1: Ethnicity, socioeconomic status and health inequality among children 

Project 2: Simple methods for quantifying the sensitivity of cost-effectiveness estimates to distributional concerns