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Henrike Galenkamp-van der Ploeg

PhD

20172022

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Research interests

Socioeconomic inequalities in health

People in lower socio-economic groups are, in general, less healthy than people in higher groups. The size of the inequalities varies by the health indicator used. E.g. for indicators that relate to a biomedical concept of health, such as suffering from a chronic condition, inequalities seem to be smaller than for indicators representing a broader view on health, such as self-perceived health. Which indicators should guide health policy?

Specialisation

Epidemiology

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

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