International Journal of Environmental Research of Public Health
Gender Inequalities in Health and Social Determinants
Message from the Guest Editors
Women have higher life expectancy than men in similar socioeconomic conditions, but worse health status. Women more frequently suffer from chronic disorders and
higher levels of disability, while men suffer more o#en life threatening lnesses that cause premature death. The framework of social determinants of health establishes that gender is linked to different structural determinants that affect health, but also it is a category that orders values, norms, practices, and behaviors that affect exposure and vulnerability to different risk factors. It is important to address from the intersectionality approach the interrelation of gender with other axes of inequality. These topics are invited to this Special Issue,especially those that combine different gender indicators and research methodologies. Articles focused on the unequal impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on women and men’s health also deserve special attention today.
Guest Editors: Prof. Dr. María del Mar García Calvente, Dr. Jorge Marcos Marcos, Dr. Gracia Maroto Navarro, Dr. María del Río Lozano.