Unequal societies, unhealthy populations

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Ramon Trias Fargas, 25, 27, 08005 Barcelona
Thu 13 Oct · 18:00 - 19:30
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Population ageing is at the heart of the debate on the sustainability of the welfare state. In this context, understanding the mechanisms that define health inequalities is key to designing policies aimed at improving the health of the elderly. In this way, it is necessary to bear in mind the truly significant effect that socioeconomic and gender inequalities have on the health of the population, over and above other mechanisms such as genetic factors or the health system itself. As a result, the fairest societies are those with the healthiest populations.

The documentary DesigualdadES. Clase, género y salud brings together previous and new knowledge on how socioeconomic inequalities affect the health of the population in Spain, with an emphasis on gender inequalities, as these increase women's vulnerability and worsen their health. This documentary seeks to contribute to the debate on the effects of social inequalities on health and the importance of the gender perspective to understand the reality.

Screening of the documentary + debate

The documentary will be presented by Jordi Gumà, researcher at the Department of Sociology at the University of Umeå (Sweden) and principal investigator of the INTERSOC-HEALTH project, the results of which have provided the content of the documentary. He is also the scriptwriter.

With the participation of:

Ms. Mònica Morros, head of the Institutional Relations Office, Department of Equality and Feminisms.

Natàlia Pascual, Deputy Director General and Senior Lecturer at the UPF-Barcelona School of Management and co-director of the Health Economics and Medicine programmes.

Ms. Marisol Rodríguez, Emeritus Professor of Applied Economics at the University of Barcelona, lecturer on the Master's Degree in Health Economics and Medicines at the UPF-Barcelona School of Management.

This activity can also be followed online at this link.

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