Influence of health on socioeconomic status: barriers can include, spending greater resources on health care, more health expenses, negative impacts on education and work. Country going through war and having a lot of mental health problems later: ex. Income inequality is bad for health : relevance of gender to global health, who - an understanding of gender requires understanding the complex social processes through which people are defined and linked and how this evolves over time. These processes operate at an interpersonal level, at an institutional level and across wider society, in government, the institutions of the state and whole economies. At all these levels, gender is an important, but modifiable determinant of health across the life course. Lack of access to health care for men. Life expectation: women tend to live longer than men, health seeking behaviours, women more likely to get checkups and get treatments.