Inequality in Health and Health Care - Online



Organised by:

ISER, University of Essex


Dr Apostolos Davillas (Norwich Medical School, UEA


Entry (no or almost no prior knowledge)


Janice Webb

video conference logo

Venue: Online


Economists (and more broadly social scientists) are increasingly focused on the measurement and causes of inequality in health. This reflects the concern that health inequality reflects social injustices, and it is also in response to the trend away from a narrow focus on income inequality to broader inequality in wellbeing analysis.

This one-day course is aimed at researchers and analysts interested in the quantitative analysis of inequity and (socio-economic and regional) inequality in health. The course consists of lectures and practical sessions on measurement and interpretation of inequity and inequality in health and health care.

Specifically, this course provides a gentle introduction to the concept of inequity, socio-economic inequality, and inequality of opportunity in health, i.e., the "egalitarian" framework that does not necessarily indicate equality of the distribution of outcomes per se but emphasises the role of individual responsibility in defining a "fair" distribution of health in the society.

There will be practical sessions and illustrative examples on the measurement of inequality in health using subjective and more objectively measured health indicators. The latter builds on recent development of social science surveys collecting physical measurements and markers derived from biological samples, in addition to self-reported health assessments.

The course is a gentle introduction to inequity and socio-economic (and regional) inequality in health and health care that covers:

  • A number of approaches (employed by economists, social scientists and bio-social researchers) on the measurement of socio-economic inequality in health and healthcare
  • The concept of inequality of opportunity in health
  • Measurement of inequality and inequality of opportunity in health
  • Practical sessions and illustrative examples on the measurement on health inequality


The fee per teaching day is: • £30 per day for students registered at University. • £60 per day for staff at academic institutions, Research Councils researchers, public sector staff and staff at registered charity organisations and recognised research institutions. • £100 per day for all other participants In the event of cancellation by the delegate a full refund of the course fee is available up to two weeks prior to the course. NO refunds are available after this date. If it is no longer possible to run a course due to circumstances beyond its control, NCRM reserves the right to cancel the course at its sole discretion at any time prior to the event. In this event every effort will be made to reschedule the course. If this is not possible or the new date is inconvenient a full refund of the course fee will be given. NCRM shall not be liable for any costs, losses or expenses that may be incurred as a result of its cancellation of a course, including but not limited to any travel or accommodation costs. The University of Southampton’s Online Store T&Cs also continue to apply.

Website and registration:


South East


Survey Research, Biometric Data Collection, Measurement of health inequality, Inequality of opportunity, Microeconometrics, Health economics, Survey measurement of health, Biomarkers

Related publications and presentations:

Survey Research
Biometric Data Collection

Back to archive...