Is Gender Equality Good for Your Health?

Project Details

While gender inequality persists, many high-income countries have now reached a point of relatively high gender equality. Many people assume a linear relationship between gender equality and health outcomes: that is, the higher the level of gender equality, the better the health outcomes. This is likely to be true at lower levels of gender equality, but how the association is charted at higher levels of gender equality is not clear, and it is possible that the returns in terms of health gains is different at higher levels of gender equality, compared with lower levels.

This work will examine associations between gender equality and population health outcomes for women, men and adolescents, in high-income contexts such as Australia.


Associate Professor Allison Milner, University of Melbourne
Dr Tania King, University of Melbourne
Ms Anna Scovelle, University of Melbourne


Victorian Health Promotion Foundation

Research Group

School Research Themes

Disparities, disadvantage and effective health care

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Department / Centre

Centre for Health Equity

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