Study protocol of the research unit published

The study protocol of the FOR2723 got published in SocArXiv. While health inequalities among young people are well described, the underlaying mechanisms are rarely investigated. The aim of the FOR2723 is to meliorate the understanding of the development of health inequalities in young people. Thereby the focus is set on contextual factors.

The overall research objectives are a) the systematic summary of the evidence to date on the impact of different institutional contexts on health and health inequalities from childhood to early adulthood, b) the empirical investigation of whether characteristics of various institutional contexts are connected to the emergence of individual inequalities in health and c) the integration of findings on different life stages into a comprehensive theoretical model of key mechanisms at individual and contextual level.

This and further information is now available in the study protocol.