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Short course

Measuring Inequality and Mobility in Health and Income

Overview

A one-day workshop consisting of a series of seminars from international and domestic experts on topics regarding measuring the inequality and mobility in income and health.

Who is this course designed for?

Those with a particular interest is measuring and monitoring inequalities in income and/or health.

Pre-requisites

A basic understanding of the common methods used to measure and monitor inequalities is required.

Course dates

Our next course date has not been set. To register your interest, please email health-economics@unimelb.edu.au and we will notify you when dates are available.

Course outline

9:45 – 10:00 Registration/Coffee

10:00 – 10:50 Guido Erreygers (University of Antwerp)

Topic: Ranks vs. Levels: Comparing Rank-dependent and Level-dependent Indices of Socioeconomic Inequality of Health

10:50 – 11:05 Morning Tea

11:05 – 11:40 Garry Barrett (University of Sydney)

Topic: Consistent Tests of Poverty Dominance Relations

11:40 – 12:15 Nicholas Rohde (School of Business, Griffith University)

Topic: Welfare Based Measures of Income Insecurity in Fixed Effects Models Co-authored by: KK Tang, Lars Osberg, Conchita D'Ambrosio and Prasada Rao

12:15 – 12:50 Lunch

12:50 – 13:25 Myra Yazbeck (School of Economics, UQ)

Topic: Robust Wagstaff Orderings of Distributions of Self-Reported Health Status

13:25 – 14:00 Dennis Petrie (Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, UoM)

Topic: The Dynamics of Income and Health over the Lifecycle

14:00 – 14:35 Paul Frijters (School of Economics, UQ)

Topic: Inequality in Mental Health Resilience

14:35 – 14:50 Afternoon Tea

14:50 – 15:25 Roger Wilkins (Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research)

Topic: Reconciling Tax-based and Survey-based Measures of Income Inequality

15:25 – 16:00 Philip Clarke (Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, UoM)

Topic: Towards a Measure of Health Poverty

Course leaders

Guido Erreygers (University of Antwerp)

Garry Barrett (University of Sydney)

Nicholas Rohde (School of Business, Griffith University)

Myra Yazbeck (School of Economics, UQ)

Dennis Petrie (Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, UoM)

Paul Frijters (School of Economics, UQ)

Roger Wilkins (Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research)

Philip Clarke (Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, UoM)

Course Information

Location

The University of Melbourne

Entry requirements

A basic understanding of the common methods used to measure and monitor inequalities is required.