The Persistence of Health Inequalities in Modern Welfare States
Speaker: Professor Johan Mackenbach, Professor of Public Health and chair of the Department of Public Health at Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, the Netherlands.
Venue: Howard Lecture Theatre, Downing College Cambridge (map)
Date/time: 24 April 2014, 6pm. Registration will open at 5.40pm. There will be a drinks reception following the talk in the Grace Howard Room, on the ground floor of the Howard Theatre.
The 2014 Behaviour and Health Research Unit Annual Lecture will be given by Professor Johan Mackenbach, Professor of Public Health and chair of the Department of Public Health at Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, the Netherlands. His research interests are in social epidemiology, medical demography, and health policy and has authored more than 500 papers in international, peer-reviewed scientific journals, as well as a number of books. Professor Mackenbach is actively engaged in exchanges between research and policy, among others as a member of the Health Council of the Netherlands and the Council for Public Health and Health Care. He is also a member of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences, and Honorary Professor at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.
About the talk
Inequalities in health between those with lower and higher socioeconomic positions are present in all European countries with available data, and surprisingly are not smaller in countries with more generous welfare systems. Professor Mackenbach will review the evidence on the explanation of this worrying phenomenon, building on the results of recent comparative studies as well as theoretical insights.
How to register
This event is supported by Cambridge Public Policy. To register your attendance, please click here.