Latest news published JUL 23 2024

International Symposium: Quantification of Health Inequalities (July 4th and 5th, 2024)

The ERC Gendhi and the SHS Health Platform are organizing an international symposium on the quantification of health inequalities on July 4th and 5th, 2024.

Date: Thursday, July 4th, 2024 – 09:00 – Friday, July 5th, 2024 – 18:00

Location: Campus Condorcet centre de colloques – room 100 (Metro 12 Front Populaire)

Registration: here


Quantification of Social Health Inequalities

For over two decades, social health inequalities have remained at a very high level in France. The Covid-19 pandemic has reminded us that the occurrence of a previously unknown pathology could contribute to exacerbating pre-existing social and economic inequalities, or even creating new ones. The aim of this symposium is to reflect on the various ways of measuring health inequalities through statistical surveys and the theoretical issues underlying them, whether they are socio-economic, geographical, gender-based, or ethnoracial inequalities. The challenge is to make visible the social processes that contribute to these inequalities, which are embedded in social structures, and how they manifest or intensify at different stages of health pathways: exposure to health risks, access to care, and care provided by the healthcare system.

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The symposium was a great success, with over 100 attendees in person and up to 100 more participating via video conference. This event not only attracted the academic community but also representatives from health agencies, local authorities, and healthcare professionals, demonstrating the relevance and importance of the topics discussed.

We would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to all speakers, discussants, and participants for their stimulating contributions and exchanges. Their commitment and expertise greatly enriched the discussions and helped advance the understanding of quantifying health inequalities.

We look forward to future meetings and fruitful collaborations!

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