Education and income-related mortality

08/10/2022 12:00 pm 08/10/2022 01:00 pm Australia/Melbourne Education and income-related mortality

Education is often raised as a key policy lever to tackle economic and health disparities.

In this webinar we consider income-related mortality in Sweden and assess the impact of two major school reforms. The first reform raised the minimum years of schooling from seven to eight years, while the second raised minimum years of schooling to nine years and also delayed ability-based streaming. Both reforms were implemented across overlapping cohorts allowing meaningful comparison.

Speaker

Dr Gawain Heckley

Dr Gawain Heckley, Health Economics Unit, Medical Faculty, Lund University, Sweden.

Dr Heckley is currently a visiting researcher at Monash University, collaborating with Dennis Petrie, and will be here until the end of June 2023.

His placement is funded by the Swedish Research Council, which is working on a project that aims to better understand the dynamics of mental health inequalities of young adults.

Dr Heckley has a PhD in Health Economics from Lund University and previously worked in London as a government economist.

His research interests consider the drivers of population health and health inequalities with a focus on the importance of education. His current projects also consider education and social mobility and the role of education and COVID-19. He currently supervises two PhD students, Anna Linder and Johannes Lissdaniels, and teaches a course on policy evaluation, as part of the Masters of Public Health at Lund University.

Venue

In-person at Caulfield campus, Building H TBA, and Zoom

Join the seminar via Zoom

CHE Seminar Series

As part of our centre's vibrant research culture, we host a weekly seminar series. Visiting and invited researchers present current research relating to the economics of health and wellbeing, and the healthcare sector. Visitors are welcome to join these sessions where discussion and debate is encouraged.

Event Details

Date:
10 August 2022 at 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Categories:
Health Economics; CHE Seminar

Description

Education is often raised as a key policy lever to tackle economic and health disparities.

In this webinar we consider income-related mortality in Sweden and assess the impact of two major school reforms. The first reform raised the minimum years of schooling from seven to eight years, while the second raised minimum years of schooling to nine years and also delayed ability-based streaming. Both reforms were implemented across overlapping cohorts allowing meaningful comparison.

Speaker

Dr Gawain Heckley

Dr Gawain Heckley, Health Economics Unit, Medical Faculty, Lund University, Sweden.

Dr Heckley is currently a visiting researcher at Monash University, collaborating with Dennis Petrie, and will be here until the end of June 2023.

His placement is funded by the Swedish Research Council, which is working on a project that aims to better understand the dynamics of mental health inequalities of young adults.

Dr Heckley has a PhD in Health Economics from Lund University and previously worked in London as a government economist.

His research interests consider the drivers of population health and health inequalities with a focus on the importance of education. His current projects also consider education and social mobility and the role of education and COVID-19. He currently supervises two PhD students, Anna Linder and Johannes Lissdaniels, and teaches a course on policy evaluation, as part of the Masters of Public Health at Lund University.

Venue

In-person at Caulfield campus, Building H TBA, and Zoom

Join the seminar via Zoom

CHE Seminar Series

As part of our centre's vibrant research culture, we host a weekly seminar series. Visiting and invited researchers present current research relating to the economics of health and wellbeing, and the healthcare sector. Visitors are welcome to join these sessions where discussion and debate is encouraged.