Socio-economic Determinants of Adolescent Health in Russia
Population and Economics 2(3): 70-113, doi: 10.3897/popecon.2.e36056
Socio-economic Determinants of Adolescent Health in Russia
expand article infoP. Gazizullina
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Abstract
The article presents the results of a comprehensive study of the socio-economic determinants of the health of Russian adolescents, performed using quantitative and qualitative methods. The quantitative analysis was carried out on the basis of the data of the Russian Monitoring of the Economic Situation and Health conducted by the Higher School of Economics for 2010-2016 (19th- 25th waves) using the logistic regression apparatus. Qualitative data are obtained by conducting 39 semi-structured interviews with adolescents aged 14-17 living in the Republic of Udmurtia and the Moscow Region in two stages: in 2010 and 2013. Within the framework of the study, the complex of socio-cultural determinants of health is separately singled out for the first time and its significance is shown for the health of Russian teenagers. The definition of the most significant socio-economic determinants of adolescent health enabled developing a series of recommendations in the area of public health promotion policy.
Keywords
determinants of health;adolescent health;qualitative analysis;socio-cultural factors;Russia