Pay Equity Policies

At a Glance:

Location: Wayne County, Michigan

Date: 2011

Vital Condition: Belonging and Civic Muscle, Meaningful Work and Wealth

Determinants of Health: belonging and civic muscle, meaningful work and wealth, meaningful work and wealth

Affected Population: People Living in Poverty

Research Methods: Quantitative research, Qualitative research, Literature review

Community Types: urban, suburban, rural

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With funding from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, the Wayne County, MI Department of Public Health completed a health impact assessment (HIA) of a national and statewide policy proposal for gender pay equity.  Wayne County DPH’s Place Matters team is focused on infant mortality, and is interested to work on upstream issues that impact maternal and child health, such as education, income and employment, and social perception.  The HIA focused on the health impacts of pay inequity, specifically assessing changes in general health outcomes related to stress, mental health, and access to health insurance. 

This Health Impact Assessment Report first appeared in The Cross-Sector Toolkit for Health. The Cross-Sector Toolkit for Health was originally developed by the Health Impact Project, formerly a collaboration of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and The Pew Charitable Trusts. The creation of this resource was supported by a grant from the Health Impact Project. The views expressed are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of The Pew Charitable Trusts, or the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

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