The International Journal of Public Health is very much interested in work relating to socioeconomic inequalities in health. In the past, we have published a themed issue on that subject, while relevant papers appear regularly in our pages, reporting both on research results and methodological issues (example of the latter here). Roma is a population recognised to be subjectible to poverty and poor health by the WHO, amongst others and has, therefore, been a subject that IJPH has published in the past about (examples here, here, and here. And for a full list, here!)
We are, therefore, happy to announce the online publication of a paper entitled: Socioeconomic position, gender, and inequalities in self-rated health between Roma and non-Roma in Serbia . In this article, Teresa Janevic from the Yale Global Health Initiative , Janko Jankovic from the University of Belgrade and Elizabeth Bradley from the Yale School of Public Health examine the differences in self-reported health between Roma and non-Roma in Serbia. Using data from more than 14,000 people from the Living Standards Measurement Study, they found that Roma were two times more likely to report poor self-rated health than non Roma, with Roma women reporting the most difficulties.
We hope that you will find this article interesting and that it will raise some discussions! Let us know what you think about it and what do you think can be done to deal with such inequalities and their effects.