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30 Years of economics for development
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WIDER Conference on Advancing Health Equity
Marina Congress Center, Katajanokanlaituri 6, FI 00160 Helsinki, Finland
29 September 2006 - 30 September 2006
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Comparisons of life styles and living standards increasingly pay attention to non-income dimensions of well-being. Health in particular is recognized for both its intrinsic and instrumental value, contributing directly to an individual’s level of well-being as well as indirectly via its impact on other components. Substantial and widespread improvement in health outcomes has taken place during the past century. But despite this progress many individuals suffer health deprivation, with outcomes falling far short of those commonly accepted elsewhere. This conference will bring together researchers and practitioners, from both developed and developing countries, to analyze the causes and consequences of health deprivation and inequality, to examine patterns and trends in these outcomes, to evaluate alternative policy options, and to identify future research directions.

Conference topics will include:

• concepts and measures of health status
• trends in health deprivation and inequality
• causes of health deprivation and inequality
• link between health and income deprivations
• labour market outcomes and health status
• nutrition and health
• intra-household issues in health
• evaluating alternative health policies

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