Unequal Chances? Inequalities in Mortality in Ireland

Life expectancy and mortality are some of the most widely available indicators of population health, and are commonly used by governments and international organisations as key measures of social progress.  In addition to being unfair, inequalities in mortality and life expectancy across population groups are a key policy concern - as they are potentially avoidable.  In this report, data from a variety of sources are used to examine inequalities in mortality in Ireland since 2000, focusing on two broad dimensions of inequality: socio-economic status and ethnicity / country of birth / nationality.  Read the report from the Economic and Social Research Institute, funded by the Institute of Public Health, at: https://www.esri.ie/system/files/publications/RS145_3.pdf