This paper examines inequalities in ill-health among men and women in Britain and Finland, using national survey data from the mid-1980s.
Age-standardised illness ratios are compared followed by multivariate logistic regression analyses.
The degree of social inequality in ill-health for women and men is greater in Finland than in Britain.
British employed women in each class report less limiting long-standing illness than their Finnish counterparts.
A major difference between the two countries is the poor health of British housewives.
We relate these differences to societal variations in the participation of women in paid employment.
In Finland women participate fully in paid work, whereas in Britain women are more likely to be full-time housewives or part-time employees.
Mots-clés Pascal : Morbidité, Homme, Statut socioéconomique, Inégalité, Sexe, Classe sociale, Epidémiologie, Etude comparative, Royaume Uni, Finlande, Europe
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Morbidity, Human, Socioeconomic status, Inequality, Sex, Social class, Epidemiology, Comparative study, United Kingdom, Finland, Europe
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