Am J Public Health volume 108, issue 3, P306-311 2018 DOI: 10.2105/ajph.2017.304214 View full text
Emily Quinn Ahonen, Kaori Fujishiro, Thomas Cunningham, Michael Flynn

Abstract: Despite its inclusion in models of social and ecological determinants of health, work has not been explored in most health inequity research in the United States. Leaving work out of public health inequities research creates a blind spot in our understanding of how inequities are created and impedes our progress toward health equity. We first describe why work is vital to our understanding of observed societal-level health inequities. Next, we outline challenges to incorporating work in the study of health ine…

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