Colloque « Health inequalities in Europe. New insights from comparative studies »

- Colloque IUMSP
Prof. Johan P. Mackenbach

Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands


Socioeconomic inequalities in mortality are present in all European countries, but their magnitude and development over time is highly variable.

In a series of on-going comparative studies we exploit these variations to identify the macro- and micro-level determinants of these mortality inequalities.

In the presentation the speaker will summarize the results of these studies, and relate his findings to current insights into the explanation of health inequalities in modern welfare states.


The conference will be followed by a workshop that will take place the same date between 2 PM and 4 PM in the Delachaux room at the IUMSP. The workshop will be centred around the discussion of a seminal paper by Prof. Mackenbach: “The persistence of health inequalities in modern welfare states: the explanation of a paradox”, Soc Sci Med. 2012 Aug;75(4):761-9. doi: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2012.02.031. PMID: 22475407

Interested students and researchers are invited to register for the workshop by emailing Catherine Turrian at .

Date et heure
Lundi, 24 Avril, 2017 (Journée entière)
Salle Delachaux (étage 01), Institut universitaire de médecine sociale et préventive, Bâtiment Biopôle 2, route de la Corniche 10, 1010 Lausanne

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