Gender and depression in Europe. Anlayzing gender differences in depression from a cross-national comparative perspective

01 January 2007 → 15 January 2013
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Social sciences
    • Social change
    • Social work
    • Other sociology and anthropology
  • Medical and health sciences
    • Public health care
    • Public health sciences
    • Public health services
depression Europe comparative research gender ESS
Project description

Using data from the ESS-round 3, the prevalence of depression is estimated among a sample of women and men from 23 European countries. Depression is modelled using confirmatory factor analysis and cross-national variation in the gender ratio in depression is estimated using the most appropriate factor model. Cross-national differences in depression and in the gender gap in depression are studied from a macrosociological perspective.