Ethno-racial inequalities in access to and quality of healthcare

10 January 2022 → 09 January 2026
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Social sciences
    • Migration
    • Race and ethnic relations
    • Sociology of health
    • Health geography
    • Urban and regional geography
  • Medical and health sciences
    • Health economy
ethnic inequalities health migration
Project description

A growing line of interdisciplinary research has documented the various forms of inequalities that ethnicized and racialized minorities experience in their access to and quality of healthcare, and therefore in their health outcomes. Differences in socio-economic and linguistic resources, cultural and religious stereotypes, social networks and discrimination are some of the mechanisms underlying the observed health disparities. Less studied are the spatial mechanisms, such as residential segregation, that may also contribute to the (re)production of these inequalities along ethnic and racial lines.

While these dynamics are increasingly studied and theorized in Northern America and the UK, there is less research in continental Europe. This project aims to fill this gap by examining ethno-racial disparities in access to healthcare and health outcomes in Belgium and France using a mix of administrative and survey data and focusing on the spatial mechanisms partly responsible for these inequities.