Title
Mental health in a gendered context : gendered community effect on depression and problem drinking Mental health in a gendered context : gendered community effect on depression and problem drinking
Author
Faculty/Department
Faculty of Social Sciences. Sociology
Publication type
article
Publication
London ,
Subject
Sociology
Human medicine
Source (journal)
Health and place. - London
Volume/pages
15(2009) :4 , p. 990-998
ISSN
1353-8292
Carrier
E
Target language
English (eng)
Full text (Publishers DOI)
Abstract
Socio-economic features of a community influence people's health. However, not all inhabitants are affected similarly. The present study explores gendered contextual effects on problem drinking and depression with the differential exposure, vulnerability and expression hypotheses of the social stress model in mind. Analyses are based on the pooled data of the Belgian Health Interview Survey 2001 and 2004 (N=21.367 respondents, N=589 municipalities). Results reveal that living in an area with high unemployment is more detrimental for women in terms of depression, but has the same impact on men and women when problem drinking is the outcome.
E-info
https://repository.uantwerpen.be/docman/iruaauth/309dba/133521.pdf