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Changing gender differences in musculoskeletal pain and psychological distress

Örjan Hemström, Gunilla Krantz and Eva Roos

in Health inequalities and welfare resources

Published by Policy Press

Published in print December 2006 | ISBN: 9781861347589
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447302483 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/policypress/9781861347589.003.0003
Changing gender differences in musculoskeletal pain and psychological distress

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This chapter analyses gender differences in health and social factors in the period covered by the Level-of-Living Survey (LNU) (1968–2000). It aims to analyse whether there have been any changes in gender differences in musculoskeletal pain and psychological distress during 1968–2000 and, if so, whether there have also been changes in the social factors that contribute to gender differences in the two health outcomes. It investigates whether women's massive entry into the labour market has led to a narrowing or a widening of gender differences in musculoskeletal pain and psychological distress.

Keywords: gender differences; health; social factors; Level-of-Living Survey; musculoskeletal pain; psychological distress; labour market

Chapter.  9351 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Health, Illness, and Medicine

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