Can school-based physical activity foster social mobility?


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Output type: Journal article

UM6P affiliated Publication?: Yes

Subtitle: CANADIAN JOURNAL OF PUBLIC HEALTH-REVUE CANADIENNE DE SANTE PUBLIQUE

Author list: Gosselin, Veronique; Boccanfuso, Dorothee; Laberge, Suzanne

Publisher: SPRINGER INTERNATIONAL PUBLISHING AG

Publication year: 2020

Journal: Canadian Journal of Public Health (0008-4263)

Journal acronym: CAN J PUBLIC HEALTH

Volume number: 112

Issue number: 1

ISSN: 0008-4263

eISSN: 1920-7476

Languages: English (EN-GB)


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Abstract

Social mobility refers to the intergenerational transmission of socio-economic status, and therefore of health status. Hence, it is important to consider social mobility to tackle the social gradient in health in the long term. Fostering social mobility requires developing public policies that ensure equal opportunities for all children. The intent of this commentary is to illustrate how a proportionate universalism approach to school-based physical activity could be a way to promote equal opportunity for children within the school environment. Alberta's Daily Physical Activity policy and the APPLE Schools program are used to illustrate this approach: these two programs not only create enabling environments that can support children in adopting healthy lifestyles but also contribute to the reduction of social inequalities in physical activity by fostering capacity building.


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