The Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI) recently hosted a webinar to launch a new report on inequalities in mortality rates in Ireland. The report was commissioned by the Institute of Public Health.
The report, ‘Unequal Chances? Inequalities in Mortality in Ireland’, provides a timely update on IPH’s previous work in this area when it published a report in 2001 analysing all-Island mortality data between 1989-1998.
The new report examines inequalities in mortality in Ireland between 2000-2019, with a focus on socio-economic status (SES) and, for the first time, assessing how ethnicity, place of birth, or nationality, may have a bearing on mortality rates and inequalities. It found that overall mortality rates have fallen in Ireland since 2000 but that inequalities remain between different groups of the population.
Among the speakers at the report launch on 15 September were Anne Nolan and Bertrand Maitre, ESRI, Helen McAvoy, Director of Policy, IPH, and Dermot O’Reilly, Queen’s University Belfast.
To watch the webinar recording of the report launch, click on the video below.
Access the ‘Unequal Chances? Inequalities in Mortality in Ireland’ report here.