Friday, November 14, 2014 - 12:00 - 13:30

Presenter: Peter Kellett, Instructor in the Faculty of Health Sciences and a Ph.D. Candidate with the Prentice Institute for Global Population and Economy

Do men really experience depression less frequently than women?  While aggregate statistics suggest that Canadian men experience depression at about half the rate of Canadian women, there is mounting evidence to suggest that these published aggregate statistics are likely concealing the true distribution of depression in a socially heterogeneous population of men.  Informed by masculinities theory, intersectionality theory, life-course theory, and social theories of depression development, this talk discusses a current doctoral dissertation study which seeks to uncover the complex intersectional impact of multiple socio-demographic gradients on the development of depression in Canadian men.

Moderator: Dr. Sharon Yanicki, School of Health Sciences and Prentice Institute Research Affiliate