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Towards the genderless society: equitable for female wellbeing and male health?

Tsuchiya, A. and Månsdotter, A. (2009) Towards the genderless society: equitable for female wellbeing and male health? Discussion Paper. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Despite the gender system that disadvantages women, in most countries women live longer than men. Women typically have higher morbidity, but this does not cancel out their advantage over a lifetime period, so that women still have a higher level of expected lifetime health than men. At the same time, the gender gap in lifetime health is narrowing. There is evidence to suggest that gender equality may help improve men’s health more than women’s health. The paper discusses the implications of moves towards a genderless, equitable world for women’s wellbeing, and for current notions of high status masculinity.

Item Type: Monograph (Discussion Paper)
Keywords: Gender, genderless society, equity, health, well-being
Institution: The University of Sheffield
Academic Units: The University of Sheffield > Faculty of Social Sciences (Sheffield) > Department of Economics (Sheffield)
The University of Sheffield > Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health (Sheffield) > School of Health and Related Research (Sheffield) > Health Economics and Decision Science > HEDS Discussion Paper Series
Depositing User: ScHARR / HEDS (Sheffield)
Date Deposited: 15 Jun 2010 15:34
Last Modified: 08 Jun 2014 04:40
Status: Unpublished
Identification Number: HEDS Discussion Paper 09/01
URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/10893

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