Socioeconomic Related Health Inequalities

Project Details

Health differences across socio-economic groups have persisted in many countries, including Australia, despite decades of considerable improvements in life expectancy and average health status. Little is known of how policies may influence socio-economic health inequalities as the mechanisms underlying them are complex and the causes differ across population groups and over the lifecycle.

We aim to develop methods to quantify the major mechanisms that give rise to changes in socio-economic health inequalities in Australia. This project aims to improve our understanding of the dynamic factors that drive changes in health inequalities, thus providing useful information for decision makers about which policies will be cost effective at reducing them.


Dr Dennis Petrie


Australian Research Council Discovery Early Career Research Award

Research Group

Health Economics

School Research Themes

Disparities, disadvantage and effective health care

Key Contact

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Department / Centre

Centre for Health Policy