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Punching above their weight: A network to understand broader determinants of increasing life expectancy

Baum, Fran; Popay, Jennie; Delany-Crowe, Toni; Freeman, Toby; Musolino, Connie; Alvarez-Dardet, Carlos; Ariyaratne, Vinya; Baral, Kedar; Basinga, Paulin; Bassett, Mary; Friel, Sharon

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Background: Life expectancy initially improves rapidly with economic development but then tails off. Yet, at any level of economic development, some countries do better, and some worse, than expected - they either punch above or below their weight. Why this is the case has been previously researched but no full explanation of the complexity of this phenomenon is available. New research network: In order to advance understanding, the newly formed Punching Above Their Weight Research Network has...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorBaum, Fran
dc.contributor.authorPopay, Jennie
dc.contributor.authorDelany-Crowe, Toni
dc.contributor.authorFreeman, Toby
dc.contributor.authorMusolino, Connie
dc.contributor.authorAlvarez-Dardet, Carlos
dc.contributor.authorAriyaratne, Vinya
dc.contributor.authorBaral, Kedar
dc.contributor.authorBasinga, Paulin
dc.contributor.authorBassett, Mary
dc.contributor.authorFriel, Sharon
dc.date.accessioned2021-11-24T23:13:13Z
dc.date.available2021-11-24T23:13:13Z
dc.identifier.issn1475-9276
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/251959
dc.description.abstractBackground: Life expectancy initially improves rapidly with economic development but then tails off. Yet, at any level of economic development, some countries do better, and some worse, than expected - they either punch above or below their weight. Why this is the case has been previously researched but no full explanation of the complexity of this phenomenon is available. New research network: In order to advance understanding, the newly formed Punching Above Their Weight Research Network has developed a model to frame future research. It provides for consideration of the following influences within a country: political and institutional context and history; economic and social policies; scope for democratic participation; extent of health promoting policies affecting socio-economic inequities; gender roles and power dynamics; the extent of civil society activity and disease burdens. Conclusion: Further research using this framework has considerable potential to advance effective policies to advance health and equity.
dc.description.sponsorshipFlinders University provided a capacity building grant to support the research reported in this paper.
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherBioMed Central
dc.rights© The Author(s). 2018 Open Access
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.sourceInternational Journal for Equity in Health
dc.subjectLife expectancy
dc.subjectHealth equity
dc.subjectSocial determinants of health
dc.subjectPolitics of health
dc.subjectGender equity
dc.subjectCivil society
dc.subjectHealth improvement
dc.titlePunching above their weight: A network to understand broader determinants of increasing life expectancy
dc.typeJournal article
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
local.identifier.citationvolume17
dc.date.issued2018
local.identifier.absfor111799 - Public Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified
local.identifier.ariespublicationa383154xPUB10604
local.publisher.urlhttp://www.equityhealthj.com/
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationBaum, Fran, Flinders University
local.contributor.affiliationPopay, Jennie, Lancaster University
local.contributor.affiliationDelany-Crowe, Toni, Flinders University
local.contributor.affiliationFreeman, Toby, Flinders University
local.contributor.affiliationMusolino, Connie, Flinders University
local.contributor.affiliationAlvarez-Dardet, Carlos, University of Alicante
local.contributor.affiliationAriyaratne, Vinya, Sarvodaya Shramadana Movement
local.contributor.affiliationBaral, Kedar, Patan Academy of Health Sciences
local.contributor.affiliationBasinga, Paulin, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
local.contributor.affiliationBassett, Mary, New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
local.contributor.affiliationFriel, Sharon, College of Asia and the Pacific, ANU
local.bibliographicCitation.issue117
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage1
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage5
local.identifier.doi10.1186/s12939-018-0832-y
local.identifier.absseo920499 - Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) not elsewhere classified
dc.date.updated2020-11-23T11:51:56Z
local.identifier.scopusID2-s2.0-85051822983
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