What Can We Learn from International Comparisons of Social Inequalities in Road Traffic Injury Mortality?

This paper discusses the effect of differing national contexts on the influence of social inequalities in road traffic injury mortality. The authors explain the concept of a "contextual effect" and illustrate how many such effects can be discovered only through international comparisons. Individual risky behaviors are embodied in the social context and the unequal power relationships that affect the adoption of countermeasures, as well as acting to shape different exposures and resources experienced across social groups. The authors believe that dissimilarities between countries may provide more useful information than similarities. Because the contextual determinants of social inequality in road traffic injury mortality between and within countries are different, they have different implications for injury prevention strategies.

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  • Authors:
    • Lu, T H
    • Chiang, T L
    • Lynch, J W
  • Publication Date: 2005-6


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  • Accession Number: 01001331
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 28 2005 12:25AM