BC HAS THE WORST SOCIAL DETERMINANTS OF HEALTH IN CANADA FOR YOUNGER GENERATIONS

Date: 
Apr 24, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Location: 
700-828 W. 10 Ave., VGH Research Pavilion
Presenter: 
Paul Kershaw
Details: 

Health begins with the conditions where we are born, grow, play, work and age.  These conditions are shaped by economic performance.  While BC has higher economic growth rates than other provinces, our growth results in home prices leaving behind earnings for generations of British Columbians who are in their prime child rearing years.  No province reports a larger reduction in full-time earnings over the last 4 decades than B.C., and no province has lost control of home prices more so than B.C.  These economic factors are undermining the social determinants of health for young people in the province more so than elsewhere in Canada.