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ACTIVITIES REPORT

2010-2013

GR E D S- E M C O NET

THE HEALTH INEQUALITIES RESEARCH GROUP - EMPLOYMENT CONDITIONS NETWORK

Departament of Political and Social Sciences, Pompeu Fabra University


INDEX

GREDS-EMCONET S ummary 2010-2013

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Overview

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-W ho

are we ?

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is our goal ?

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-W hat

is our researchers profile ?

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-W ith

-M embers

-what

whom we collaborate ? and collaborators

do we research ?

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1. Quality of Employment Employment Precariousness, and Informal Employment

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2. Surveillance and Policies to monitor and reduce health inequalities

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3. Social determinants vs Genetics inheritance

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4. Social and geographical inequalities in health

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-what do we offer

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1. Research projects

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2. Advisory and consultancy

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3. Teaching and training

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-Our colleagues and partners

-Greds-emconet members and collaborators

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-Selection

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-Ongoing

of members and collaborators

doctoral theses

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Projects

-Previous years (2004-2012 selection)

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-Current projects awarded

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cientific papers

(selection 2010-213)

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-Selection 2010

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-Selection 2011

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-Selection 2012

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-Selection 2013

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Transfer

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nowledge

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contact details

and reports

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GREDS-EMCONET 2013

01. overview WHO ARE WE?

WHAT DO WE RESEARCH?

GREDS-EMCONET is a research group linked to the Department of Political and Social Sciences of Universitat Pompeu Fabra ( Barcelona, Spain) specialized in the analysis of “Social determinants of health inequalities”. The group, directed by Professor Joan Benach, is also part of the Employment Conditions Network (EMCONET), that gathers a variety of experts and specialists from different disciplines (e.g., medicine, molecular biology, statistics, epidemiology, sociology, political sciences, philosophy) and countries (e.g., Argentina, Chile, Canada, Turkey, Japan, Cuba, Nicaragua, Belgium).

The main research analyses carried out by GREDS-EMCONET include the following topics:

The University Pompeu Fabra (UPF) is a leading academic institution ranked as the 1st Spanish University (Times Higher Education Ranking, 2011), that has being recognized as a Campus of International Excellence (CIE) by the Spanish Ministry of Education. UPF stands out for its high impact on scientific production and its increasing and widening internationalization.

See the example: : WHO Employment Conditions Network

1. Quality of Employment Employment Precariousness, and Informal Employment Conceptualization of these employment conditions, analysis of its impact on health inequalities, and proposal of interventions and recomendations to tackle them.

2. Surveillance and Policies to monitor and reduce health inequalities Development of new measurements and indicators to monitor health inequalities related with employment conditions (e.g., unemployment, employment precariousness, informal employment), according to different of countries and contexts based on its economic situation, the characteristics of the labor market and the levels of social protection.

WHAT IS OUR GOAL?

See the example: GEHES (Global Employment Health Equity Surveillance System, 2009-2012),

The main goal of GREDS-EMCONET is to generate high quality scientific information to develop knowledge, analyses and interventions to increase health equity in communities and populations.

3. Social determinants vs Genetics inheritance

WHAT IS OUR RESEARCHERS PROFILE?

Genetic alterations that we inherit from parents to children have a relative impact on our health. There are other factors (social determinants of the health) that have major impact. It is relevant to know the real weight of each one of them on our health and the complex relation between them.

Members of GREDS-EMCONET publish regularly in prestigious scientific journals, are part of international organizations, and lead

or collaborate in significant national and international projects such as the GEHES project (Global Employment Health Equity Surveillance System, 2009-2012), the longitudinal analysis of the PaD cohort in Catalonia about the impact of education and occupation on health (2012-2013), or the European project SOPHIE (Evaluating the impact of structural on the health inequalities and their socials determinants and fostering change 2011-2015).

See the example: “La Genètica vs els determinants socials de la salut; càncer de còlon i càncer de mama” 4. Social and geographical inequalities in health Study of overall and specific causes of mortality for men and women in small areas in Spain and Catalonia. In this research field, we have published three Atlases, many Reports and a large number of scientific papers.

The GREDS-EMCONET research team gives advice regularly to a large variety of Organizations, Governments and Foundations, giving seminars, courses and presentations in Universities and academic centers worldwide like The Johns Hopkins University (U.S)), University of Alberta (Canada), la Universidad Nacional de Avellaneda (Buenos Aires, Argentina), University of Toronto (Canada), or the Vrije Universiteit Brussels (Belgium) among others.

See the example: Atlas of mortality in municipalities and small areas in Spain (2012) (preliminary link)

WITH WHOM WE COLLABORATE?

WHAT DO WE OFFER?

GREDS-EMCONET is involved in a close collaboration with National and International Scientific Researchers, Public Agencies, Private Companies, Foundations, Unions, and a large variety of Non-Governmental and Social Organizations.

Research topics such as Social determinants of health, Health Inequalities, and Employment and Working Conditions developed by GREDS-EMCONET are of high relevance in the context of the current economic and social crisis. The implementation of political and social interventions (e.g., health, health services, administrations), as well as private programs (e.g., workplaces and organizations) will help to improve the Health and Quality of Life of the population, specially of the most vulnerable social groups. The private sector as well as the public administrations, and a large diversity of social groups, require regularly our services and research studies.

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OUR COLLEAGUES AND PARTNERS

In addition to the development of scientific research projects and training courses, GREDS-EMCONET also offers to organizations its services on needs assessment and analysis of priorities . These analyses are key to understand and reduce social inequalities in health, both in countries or regions, as well as in the context of communities or companies. Another key activity of GREDS-EMCONET is its global experience and capacity to organize courses, seminars, and workshops that can be adapted depending on specific requirements.

GREDS-EMCONET has collaborated with a large number of institutions and organizations. See below a small selection of them. Universities • Universidad Católica de Chile (Chile) • Universidad de Nijmegen ( Holanda)

1. Research projects

• e-democracy Centre (Zurich University- Suiza) • Dokuz Eylül University (Turkey)

GREDS-EMCONET strongly believes in the multiple cooperation and transversal knowledge achieved through the information and methods provided by many disciplines. For this reason, GREDSEMCONET participates in research initiatives collaborating with many research groups, both at the National and International levels.

National or International public agencies • World Health Organization (WHO) (Geneva, Switzerland)

To see an example of a Project please see: click here

• Instituto de salud Carlos III (Madrid, Spain) • Centro Nacional de Información de Ciencias Médicas (Cuba)

2. Advisory and consultancy

• Barcelona Public health Agency (Barcelona, Spain)

The GREDS-EMCONET members have a wide experience in the field of advisory and consultancy. They have been involved in many Global studies about Health Inequalities in Spain and elsewhere, being the only Spanish group who participated in the very influential

Public administrations

Commission of Social Determinants of Health (CSDH) of the World Health Organization (2005-2008). GREDS-EMCONET has developed a large activity of Reports and Projects for Gover-

• European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions (European Union)

nments Foundations, Private companies, Unions and Non-governmental organizations.

• Ministry of Health, Equity and Social Services (Spain)

The main research lines that GREDS-EMCONET has put into action along the years to develop studies and analyses include:

• Provincial Government (Catalonia-Spain)

• Department of Health of the Catalonian Government • Barcelona City Council (Catalonia-Spain)

• Social determinants of health and inequalities

Institutions and Non-governmental organizations

• Employment and working conditions and the labor market • Social determinants vs Genetics inheritance

• International Labor Organization (ILO, Geneva)

• Global Reports on population’s health

• European Trade Union Confederation (ETUI, Brussels)

• Equity in health as a key indicator of social justice

• Health Alliance International (Mozambique)

• Small area mortality atlases

• Union Institute of Work, Environment and Health (ISTAS, Spain)

• Assessment of needs, surveillance, and policies on health inequalities

Foundations 3. Teaching and training

• Jaume Bofill Foundation ( Catalonia-Spain)

The members of GREDS-EMCONET are involved in a large number of initiatives linked to teaching activities. On one hand, they perform scholar activities in the university (Masters, PhDs and other degrees), training courses in the fields of Public Health and Occupational Health to unions, non-governmental organizations, and companies. On the other hand, they also perform activities in collaboration with social movements and NGOs.

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• Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria Foundation • Pascual Maragall Foundation

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Selection of GREDS-EMCONET members and collaborators

GREDS-EMCONET MEMBERS AND COLLABORATORS

Director

Director

Joan Benach i Rovira

Joan Benach de Rovira

Universitat Pompeu Fabra

He studied Medicine and History in Barcelona, obtaining a Master of Public Health at the Universitat de Barcelona (UB), and a PhD in Public Health at the Johns Hopkins University, USA. Most of his teaching and research has been conducted at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF) in Barcelona. It is in this University where he is professor and director of the Health Inequalities Research Group (GREDS) and the international network Employment Conditions Network (EMCONET), the only Spanish center that has been part of the WHO Commission on Social Determinants of Health.

Assistant Manager

Gemma Tarafa

Universitat Pompeu Fabra

Main Investigadors

Montse Vergara

Universitat Pompeu Fabra

Carles Muntaner

Universitat Pompeu Fabra, University of Toronto

Christophe Vanroelen

Universitat Pompeu Fabra- Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Alejandra Vives

Universitat Pompeu Fabra

Marcelo Amable

Universidad Nacional de Avellaneda (Argentina)

Assistant manager Gemma Tarafa i Orpinell

Doctoral investigators

Mireia Julià

Universitat Pompeu Fabra

Maria Menéndez

Universitat Pompeu Fabra

Laia Ollé

Universitat Pompeu Fabra

Vanessa Puig

Universitat Pompeu Fabra

Marisol Ruiz

Universitat Pompeu Fabra

PhD in Molecular Biology at the Universitat de Barcelona, she obtained a post-doctorate degree at the Yale University. She was a researcher at the Catalan Institute of Oncology. She is currently a public health researcher at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF) in the Health Inequalities Research Group (GREDS). Lecturer and collaborator of Political Ecology on the Master’s course on Sustainability at UPC. She is also an investigator at the Observatory on Debt in Globalisation - UNESCO Chair of Sustainability, UPC, since its creation in 2000.

Research Students *

Alba Caro, Yvonne Fontdevila , Alba Llop, Èrica Martínez, Sergio Salas,

Main investigadors

Research technicians

Francesc Xavier Belvis

Montserrat Vergara

Universitat Pompeu Fabra

She holds a Diploma in Statistics, from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (2002), and a Bachelor’s degree in Statistic Sciences and Techniques from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (2008). She obtained a Master of Public Health from the Universitat Pompeu Fabra-Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (2006) and completed her PhD in Biomedicine (Specialization in Epidemiology and Public Health) at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra (2009).

Management and dissemination

Irene Galí

Universitat Pompeu Fabra

Iñaki Vázquez Álvarez

Universitat Pompeu Fabra

Other collaborators

Lucia Artazcoz

Agencia de Salut Pública de Barcelona

Francisco Armada

WHO Kobe Centre-WKC (Japon)

Françoise Barten

Universidad de Nijmegen( Holanda)

Carme Borrell

Agencia de Salut Pública de Barcelona

Maria Buxó

Universitat Pompeu Fabra

Imma Cortés

Agencia de Salut Pública de Barcelona

Haejoo Chung

University of Toronto (Canada)

Yucel Demiral

Dokuz Eylül University (Turkey)

Clara Llorens

Instituto Sindical de Trabajo, Ambiente y Salud

Neus Moreno

Instituto Sindical de Trabajo, Ambiente y Salud Instituto Sindical de Trabajo, Ambiente y Salud

Salvador Moncada Michael Quinlan

University of New South Walles

Laurent Vogel

European trades unión institute (Bèlgica)

Yutaka Yasui

University of Alberta (Canada)

José Miguel Martínez

Universitat Pompeu Fabra

Javier Ramos

Universitat Pompeu Fabra

Luis Carlos Silva Ayçaguer

Centro Nacional de Información de Ciencias Médicas (Cuba)

Orielle Solar

Universidad Chile

Carles Muntaner

He has a degree in Medicine at the Universitat de Barcelona (1981) and a PhD in medical psychology from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (1985). He obtained a postdoctoral fellowship in Drug Abuse, Addiction Research Center, at the Natio­nal Institute on Drug Abuse of Baltimore (1986-1988), and a Master of Health Science in Psychiatric Epidemiology from the Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University (1989-1991). He also completed a post-doctoral training at the Laboratory of Socio-environmental Studies of the National Institute of Mental Health in Bethesda, Maryland (1992-1996). Christophe Vanroelen

Secondary education “economy and modern languages” “VIA-Institute”, Tienen, Belgium (1989 - 1995)

Candidate (Bachelor) “Political and Social Sciences”, Vrije Universiteit, Brussels. Cum laude (1995 -1997) 

Licence (Master) “Sociology”, Vrije Universiteit, Brussels. Cum laude (1997 - 1999)

‘Advanced Master Quantitative Analysis in the Social Sciences’ Catholic University, Brussels, Magna cum laude (2005 - 2007) 

Phd in ‘Social Health Sciences’ Vrije Universiteit,

* Currently we have five research students, intending to be expanded each year

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Alejandra Vives

Laia Ollé Espluga

She graduated in Medicine at the University of Chile (1995) and completed her residency in public health at the Universidad Católica de Chile (2005). She holds a Master of Public Health from the Universitat Pompeu Fabra-Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (2007) and a PhD (2010) in Biomedicine specialising in Epidemiology and Public Health from the Universitat Pompeu Fabra. Today also works at the Universidad Católica de Chile

She received her Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Public Administration from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (2003), and her Master of Public Health with distinction from the Universitat Pompeu Fabra - Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (2011). In 2011 she started her PhD in Biomedicine specialising in Epidemiology and Public Health at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra.

Marcelo Amable

Vanessa Puig

He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Universidad de Buenos Aires and a Master in Occupational Hazards Prevention from the Universitat de Barcelona and Univesitat Pompeu Fabra. He completed his PhD in Public Health at the Univesitat Pompeu Fabra.

She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Political Sciences from the Universitat Pompeu Fabra (2004) and was awarded a Master’s of Public Health from the Universitat Pompeu Fabra - Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (2011) (master thesis with distinction). Since 2009 is completing a PhD in Biomedicine specialising in Epidemiology and Public Health at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra.

Doctoral Investigators Mireia Julià

Marisol Ruiz

She has a Bachelor’s degree in Biology from Universitat de Barcelona (2006). She obtained a Master’s degree of Biotechnology of Assisted Human Reproduction from Universitat de València (2008), and a Master’s degree in Occupational Health from Universitat Pompeu Fabra (2011). She is currently pursuing a PhD in Biomedicine specialising in Epidemiology and Public Health at Universitat Pompeu Fabra

She has a degree in social Anthropology, Universidad de Chile (2003) and obtained a Master in culture and gender studies, Universidad de Chile (2007). Post graduate student of a master programme in Public Health, Universitat Pompeu Fabra (2011-2013). In 2012 she started a Phd programme in Biomedicine specialising in Epidemiology and Public Health at Universitat Pompeu Fabra.

María Menéndez

María Menéndez has a Bachelor’s degree in Medicine and Surgery and a Master in Epidemiology. She is health and safety technical expert and since 2011 works at the Higia union technical cabinet of the Occupational Health Department of the trade union CCOO. Since November 2010 is a PhD candidate at the Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Center, Netherlands, in coordination with GREDS.

ONGOING DOCTORAL THESIS

ONGOING DOCTORAL THESIS

PhD Student

Monitoring employment conditions as social determinants of health inequalities

Vanessa Puig

Joan Benach & José Miguel Martínez

Maria Menéndez

Carles Muntaner & Françoise Barten

The impact of safety representatives on occupational health

Informal employment and health inequalities in high income European countries

Mireia Julià

Interaction between safety representatives and workers: participation strategies and processes in occupational health

Laia Ollé

Health inequalities and visual health

Informal employment and health inequalities in South America: the Chilean case

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Director/Co-director

Gemma Tarafa & Joan Benach

Montse Vergara Duarte & Joan Benach de

Anna Rius

Lucia Artazcoz & Joan Benach

Marisol Ruiz

Joan Benach & Gemma Tarafa

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02. projects GREDS-EMCONET has four main funding sources: competitive national and international research projects; collaboration and assignments with private institutions (foundations, corporations, unions, mutual insurance companies ... etc..); external consultancy and public administrations. GREDS-EMCONET has an extensive experience in the first three points, since for years and has applied and won competitive projects (FP7, Eurofound, National Plans on research and development, etc..), has collaborated with private foundations (BBVA Foundation, Pascual Maragall Foundation, Jaume Bofill Foundation), unions (CCOO, etc..) or in consultancy and analysis services for public bodies (WHO, councils, the Catalan government, the Chilean government, etc.)

Previous years (2004-2012 selection) Project type

Project title

Funding entity

Term

Competitive

Analysis of the distribution and evolution of mortality in small areas in Spain causes related to occupational hazards (1984-1998)

Fondo Investigaciones Sanitarias

2004-2005

Non-competitive

AGAUR- Grup de Recerca Consolidat

AGAUR

2005-2008

Non-competitive

Study of avoidable mortality in Catalonia

Fundació Jaume Bofill i Diputació de Barcelona

2006-2007

Non-competitive

Avoidable mortality in Catalonia: analysis of the evolution of the geographical distribution in small areas (1990 - 2001)

Fundació Jaume Bofill

2006-2007

Competitive

Employment Conditions Network WHO (Commission Social Determinants of Health)

World Health Organization

2006-2008

Non-competitive

The Effectiveness of Safety Representatives on Occupational Health: A European Perspectiva (EPSARE)

European Trade Union Technical Bureau for Health and Safety, ETUIREHS, and SALTSA

2006-2008

Competitive

Atlas of Mortality in small areas in Spain (1984-2004)

Fundación BBVA

2006-2008

Non-competitive

CIBER in Epidemiology and Public Health

Instituto de Salud Carlos III

2006-2010

Competitive

Mortality evolution

Ministerio Ciencia Y Tecnologia

2008-2010

Immigration, work and health

Fondo Investigaciones Sanitarias (FIS)

2008-2010

Geographic analysis of mortality for dementia and related diseases in Spain (1984-2004)

Alzheimer Internacional – Fundació Pascual Maragall

2009-2010

Global survillance system of employment and health inequalities (GEHES)

Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación

2010-2012

Quality of Employment, Participation and Occupational Health in Catalonia

Subdirecció General de Seguretat i Salut laboral, Departament de Treball i Ocupació, Generalitat de Catalunya

2011-2012

Eurofound

2011-2012

Competitive Non-competitive

Competitive

Non-competitive

Competitive

Secondary analysis of the data from the Fifth European Working Conditions Survey on Lot 4:Employability Eurofound and security

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Current projects awarded

Project type

Project title

Funding entity

Non-competitive

Impact of education on employment”

Fundació Jaume Bofill

Term 2012-2013

The project “Impact of education on employment” aims at studying the association between educational credentials held by an individual and his situation with respect to paid work, controlling for possible confounding variables. This is a panel study based on an initial crosssectional sample representative of the Catalan working age population, followed over the period 2001-2010. Data come from the Panel of Social Inequality in Catalonia (PaD, waves 1 to 8). The project also includes writing an Introductory guide to statistical methods for longitudinal analysis geared towards the dissemination of these techniques.

Competitive

SOPHIE -Evaluating the impact of structural policies on health inequalities and their social determinants and fostering change

Seventh Framework Programme

2011-2015

SOPHIE aims to generate new evidence on the impact of structural policies on health inequalities, and to develop innovative methodologies for the evaluation of these policies in Europe. Particular attention will be put in increasing the involvement of affected stakeholders (civil society and deprived population groups) in the identification, design and evaluation of policies to tackle health inequalities.

Competitive

Equity Action builds on key global policy initiatives such as Solidarity in Health

Equity Action

2013-2013

To identify and evaluate employment policies that effect three key employment conditions (i.e., precariousness, unemployment and informal employment) and their potential impacts on health inequities in active population in European Union

Competitive

Genetics versus social determinants of health, colon cancer and breast cancer. UB-UPF. PNGBB 00908876013

Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación (Spain)

2014-2016

Strictly speaking, only between 5 and 10% of cancers are due to genetic inherited factors, the rest are caused by the interaction between genes and social factors. What is the real role of the Social Determinants on the generation of colon and breast cancer? What is the role played by genetic inheritance? Today there is a strong need to define causal models helpful to avoid or reduce those important diseases.

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03. SCIENTIFIC PAPERS

(selection 2010-2013)

Selection 2010

Vives A, Vanroelen C, Amable M, Ferrer M, Moncada S, Llorens C, Muntaner C, Benavides FG, Benach J. Employment precariousness in Spain: prevalence, social distribution, and population-attributable risk percent of poor mental health. Int J Health Serv. 2011;41(4):625-46.

Muntaner C, Borrell C, Vanroelen C, Chung H, Benach J, Kim IH, Ng E. Employment relations, social class and health: a review and analysis of conceptual and measurement alternatives. Soc Sci Med. 2010 Dec;71(12):2130-40. Epub 2010 Oct 15.

Benach J, Malmusi D, Yasui Y, Martínez JM, Muntaner C. Beyond Rose’s strategies: a typology of scenarios of policy impact on population health and health inequalities. Int J Health Serv. 2011;41(1):1-9.

Vanroelen C, Levecque K, Louckx F. Differential exposure and differential vulnerability as counteracting forces linking the psychosocial work environment to socioeconomic health differences. J Epidemiol Community health 2010;64:866-873

Puig-Barrachina V, Malmusi D, Marténez JM, Benach J. Monitoring social determinants of health inequalities: the impact of unemployment among vulnerable groups. Int J Health Serv. 2011;41(3):459-82.

Vives A, Amable M, Ferrer M, Moncada S, Llorens C, Muntaner C, Benavides FG, Benach J. The Employment Precariousness Scale (EPRES): psychometric properties of a new tool for epidemiological studies among wa ged and salaried workers. Occup Environ Med. 2010 Aug;67(8):548-55. Epub 2010 Jun 24. PubMed PMID: 20576923.

Muntaner C, Borrell C, Solà J, Marí-Dellolmo M, Chung H, RodríguezSanz M, Benach J, Rocha KB, Ng E. Class relations and all-cause mortality: a test of Wright’s social class scheme using the Barcelona2000 Health Interview Survey. Int J Health Serv. 2011;41(3):431-58

Benach J, Muntaner C, Chung H, Solar O, Santana V, Friel S, Houweling TA, Marmot M. The importance of government policies in reducing employment related health inequalities. BMJ. 2010 Jun 21;340:c2154. doi: 10.1136/bmj.c2154. PubMed PMID: 20566594.

EBenach J, Muntaner C, Delclos C, Menéndez M, Ronquillo C. Migration and “Low-Skilled” Workers inDestination Countries. PLoS Med 2011;8(6): e1001043. doi:10.1371/journal.pmed.1001043 Castro Marqueta P, Moreno-Crespi J, Buxó-Pujolràs M, CervantesAmat M, Pérez-Gómez B, Marcos-Gragera R. [In situ and invasive cervical cancer epidemiology in the province of Girona, Spain 1990- 2004: incidence, mortality, survival and screening history]. Med Clin (Barc). 2011 Feb 26;136(5):1928. Epub 2010 Nov 3. Spanish

Benach J, Muntaner C, Chung H, Benavides FG. Immigration, employment relations, and health: Developing a research agenda. Am J Ind Med. 2010 Apr;53(4):338-43. PubMed PMID: 19585545. Benach J, Muntaner C, Solar O, Santana V, Quinlan M. Conclusions and recommendations for the study of employment relations and health inequalities. Int J Health Serv. 2010;40(2):31522. PubMed PMID: 20440974.

Muntaner C, Borrell C, Ng E, Chung H, Espelt A, Rodriguez-Sanz M, Benach J, O’Campo P. Politics, welfare regimes, and population health: controversies and evidence. Sociol Health Illn. 2011;33(6):946-64

Muntaner C, Sridharan S, Chung H, Solar O, Quinlan M, Vergara M, Benach J; EMCONET Network. The solution space: developing research and policy agendas to eliminate employment-related health inequalities. Int J Health Serv. 2010;40(2):309-14. PubMed PMID: 20440973.

Muntaner C, Benach J, Tarafa G, Chung H. The welfare state and global health: Latin America, the Arab world and the politics of social class. Gac Sanit. 2011;25(6):445-7.

Quinlan M, Muntaner C, Solar O, Vergara M, Eijkemans G, Santana V, Chung H, Castedo A, Benach J; EMCONET Network. Policies and interventions on employment relations and health inequalities. Int J Health Serv. 2010;40(2):297-307. PubMed PMID: 20440972.

Muntaner C, Rocha KB, Borrell C, Vallebuona C, Ibáñez C, Benach J, Sollar O. Social class and health in Latin America. Rev Panam Salud Publica. 2012 Feb;31(2):166-75. Spanish.

Selection 2012

Muntaner C, Chung H, Benach J, Ng E. Hierarchical cluster analysis of labour market regulations and population health: a taxonomy of low- and middle-income countries. BMC Public Health. 2012 Apr 18;12(1):286. [Epub ahead of print]

Selection 2011 Redondo A, Benach J, Subirana I, Martinez JM, Muñoz MA, Masiá R, Ramos R, Sala J, Marrugat J, Elosua R. Trends in the prevalence, awareness, treatment, and control of cardiovascular risk factors across educational level in the 1995-2005 period. Ann Epidemiol. 2011;21(8):555-63

Kim IH, Muntaner C, Vahid Shahidi F, Vives A, Vanroelen C, Benach J. Welfare states, flexible employment, and health: a critical review. Health Policy. 2012;104(2):99-127. Malmusi D, Artazcoz L, Benach J, Borrell C. Perception or real Illness? How chronic conditions contribuye to gender inequalities in self-rated health. European journal of Public Health 2012;22(6):781-6

Muntaner C, Li Y, Ng E, Benach J, Chung H. Work or place? Assessing the concurrent effects of workplace exploitation and area-of-residence economic inequality on individual health. Int J Health Serv. 2011;41(1):27-50.

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Commission to Reduce Social Inequalities in Health in Spain [A proposal of policies and interventions to reduce social inequalities in health in Spain.]. Gac Sanit. 2012;26(2):182-9

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04. KNOWLEDGE TRANSFER Benach J, Tarafa G, Muntaner C. The health copay and inequality: science and policy. Gac Sanit. 2012 Jan-Feb;26(1):80-2. Epub 2012 Jan 20. Spanish.

GREDS-EMONET places high importance on the transfer of the knowledge generated within the research group. Therefore we carry out activities aimed at different audiences and groups, trying to adapt speech, means and channels in order to ensure that potential interested audience is highly receptive to our communications. The following activities of knowledge transfer may be highlighted:

Benach, J . A proposal of policies and interventions to reduce social inequalities in health in Spain. Comisión Para Reducir las Desigualdade Sociales en Salud en España) Gac Sanit, 2012 Mar; 26(2):182-189. Epub 2011 Nov 22. Spanish

Greds sessions

Benach J, Puig-Barrachina V, Vives A, Tarafa G, Muntaner C. The challenge of monitoring employment-related health inequalities. J Epidemiol Community Health. 2012;66(12):1085-7

Every two weeks Greds organises sessions open to the public at the Campus Mar UPF (Dr.Aiguader, 80). Such a session consists in a talk on social determinants of health, health inequlities and/or public health given by an expert.

Benach J, Muntaner C, Tarafa G. [Copayment is inequitable, unjust and avoidable]. Gac Sanit. 2012;26(5):491.

Conferences

Muntaner C, Ng E, Benach J, Chung H. Occupation and (social) class refer to different social mechanisms. Occup Environ Med. 2012;69(10):770-1.

During the year Greds-Emconet organises a great number of both national and international conferences in collaboration with other partners and research groups. Also Greds-Emconet’s members take part in other forums as invited guests.

Buxó-Pujolràs M, Martínez JM, Yasui Y, Borrell C, Martín JC, Vergara M, Cervantes M, Benach J. Monitoring the cluster of high-risk mortality areas in the southwest of Spain. Geospat Health. 2012;7(1):73-81.

Mass Media Greds-Emconet works closely with mass media: written press, TV, radio, digital media and social networks, whom Greds-Emconet assist according to their requests. The research group also promotes the participation in the mass media by proposing articles, taking part in TV and radio programs, etc.

Selection 2013 Chung H, Ng E, Ibrahim S, Karlsson B, Benach J, Espelt A, Muntaner C. Welfare state regimes, gender, and depression: a multilevel analysis of middle and high income countries. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2013;10(4):1324-41,

Publication of books Thanks to a continuous relationship with the world of publishing, the members of Gred-Emconet have been publishing over the years a number of titles using accessible language, which are being distributed both in Europe and Latin America. We are expanding our scope to the anglosaxon publishing world with the proposal to publish in English some of the most interesting works of the group.

Vives A, Amable M, Ferrer M, Moncada S, Llorens C, Muntaner C, Benach J. Employment precariousness and poor mental health: evidence from Spain on a new social determinant of health. Journal of Environmental and Public health, 2013:978656. doi: 10.1155/2013/978656

Publication of reports

Benach J, Malmusi D, Yasui Y, Martínez JM. A new typology of policies to tackle health inequalities and scenarios of impact based on Rose’s population approach. J Epidemiol Community Health. 2013;67(3):286-91

From the Greds-Emconet point of view, the production of reports resulting from the research or other projects the group is undertaking is a determining factor for the transfer of knowledge. In our case the report becomes relevant as a synthesis and a tool, and it seeks to transcend its traditional role.

Ollé-Espluga L, Menéndez M, Muntaner C, Benach J, et al. Safety representatives’ views on their interaction with workers in a context of unequal power relations: an exploratory qualitative study in Barcelona (Spain). Am J Industrial Medicine (2013)

Grup de recerca en desigualtats en la salut -Employment conditions network

Audiovisual material, e-learning and online presence Since October 2011 Greds-Emconet is documenting all courses and public talks of the members of the group by video and makes these videos available through a Youtube Chanel ( http://www.youtube. com/user/gredsemconet/videos) and a trilingual Internet-platform (Catalan, Spanish and Eglish). This platform can be consulted at www.determinantssocials.org, www.determinantessociales.org, www. socialdeterminants.org. This web also intends to host teaching material (audio, video or documents) specifically prepared for this platform, and other contents of interest.

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PUBLICATIONS AND REPORTS (SELECTION)

WEBS Greds-Emconet (link)

Atlas de mortalidad en municipios y unidades censales de España (1984-2004). Atlas of Mortality in Spanish Municipalities and Census Tracts (1984-2004) Joan Benach, Jose Miguel Martínez Edited by: BBVA Fundación, 2013

Health is on sale (and also our health) Foreword by Vicenç Navarro Joan Benach, Gemma Tarafa , Carles Muntaner , Clara Valverde . . Edited by: Icaria Editorial, 2012.

Employment, work and health inequalities: A Global view Benach J, Muntaner C and Solar O, Santana V, Quinlan M and the Employment Conditions Network (EMCONET). Edited by: Icaria Editorial, 2010.

Chanel Youtube Greds-Emconet (link)

Learning to look at health. How social inequality harms our health Benach J, Muntaner C (coords). Edited by: El Viejo Topo Editorial, 2005.

The evolution of health inequalities in Catalonia Borrell C, Benach J (coords). Edited by: Jaume Bofill Foundation; Mediterrània, 2005.

Health inequalities in Catalonia Borrell C, Benach J (coords). . Editd by: Mediterrània, 2003.

Atlas of mortality in Small areas in Spain (1987-1995)

Red Employment Conditions Network (link)

Benach J, Yasui Y, Borrell C, Rosa E, Pasarín Ma, Benach N, Español E, Martínez JM, Daponte A. Edited by: Pompeu Fabra University, 2001

Advancing towards equity. Policies and interventions to reduce social inequalities in health in Spain (click here) Commission to Tackle Health Inequalities in Spain Edited by: Ministery of Health and Social Policy (2010) Geographical study of mortality in Spain: Time trend analysis in municipalities and small areas Benach J, Martínez JM, Borrell C, Pasarín Ma, Yutaka Y, Vergara M, Buxó M, Muntaner C, Daponte A, Ocaña R, Benach N Edited by: FBBVA Foundation (2007)

Grup de recerca en desigualtats en la salut -Employment conditions network

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05. contact details

Project G.E.H.E.S (link)

Health Inequalities Research Group Political Sciences and Sociology Department Universitat Pompeu Fabra Address: Edificio França Passeig de la Circumval·lació, 8 08003 Barcelona Catalunya-España Tel. (+34) 93 542 28 39 Email: greds.emconet@upf.edu Web. www.upf.edu/greds-emconet/ Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/greds.emconet

Project Employment, Work and Health Inequalities A Global Perspective. Spanish and english book (link)

Grup de recerca en desigualtats en la salut -Employment conditions network

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