3rd Special Interest Meeting ESHMS
Europe in a Global Perspective
Social inequalities in health are a global phenomenon. At the same time, it is increasingly recognized that health is influenced by global processes such as trade liberalization and financial deregulation. The main aim of this Special Interest Meeting is to examine European public health, both its determinants and specific health outcomes, in a global perspective. The ESHMS was founded in cooperation with the World Health Organization, however comparative European sociological research is often limited to European countries. Sociologically informed contributions are sought which examine how societies and social change influence population health. Priority will be given to work which compares at least one European country with at least one country of a different world region, although we welcome contributions limited to European countries as well. The format of the Meeting will be in-depth discussions of full high-quality paper presentations. The conference will also focus on providing opportunities to create new globally-oriented research collaborations.