Recent Grad Published Article on Gender and Health in The Journal of Community Practice

The paper is entitled "The Impact of Women’s Work on Gendered Health Inequities" and has been published in The Journal of Community Practice. The article is based on several papers that the author wrote while in the Global Health Graduate Certificate program at UMSON.

ABSTRACT How does the work that American women perform, both in the formal economy (paid labor) and in the caring economy (caring for children and households) negatively affect their health? The World Health Organization’s social determinants of health model is used to illuminate the causes of gendered health inequities. The social determinants of gendered health inequities that are correlated with women’s work include globalization, cultural norms, an imbalance of power between men and women, the feminization of work, the gendered pay gap, unequal responsibilities in the caring economy, the lack of recognition of the value of caring work, stress, and poverty.

The Impact of Women’s Work on Gendered Health Inequities By Tam Lynne Kelley, MSW, LGSW DOI: 10.1080/10705422.2016.1201562 Journal of Community Practice, Volume 24, Issue 3, July-September 2016