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august, 2018

3aug1:00 pm- 2:00 amSeminar: Measuring Health Poverty, Professor Philip Clarke


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This seminar will focus on recent collaborative research with Guido Erreygers which aims to:
1. elaborate how the concept of ‘health poverty’ can be defined and measured, and;
2. apply this methodology to study health poverty in a variety of cases.
Although not entirely new, the notion of health poverty is seldom used – in contrast to the notion of income poverty. After examining measures of income poverty such as the Foster-Greer-Thorbecke (FGT) class of poverty indicators we consider how they can be employed with health measures such as the risk of chronic diseases and mortality. We use this approach to obtain a robust estimate of the extent of health poverty in Australia and attempt to measure its evolution over time using data from the HILDA’s survey.

Presenter Professor Philip Clarke was, until recently, Director of the Centre for Health Policy at University of Melbourne and from September will become the Director of Health Economics
Research Centre at the University of Oxford, UK. His research interest include evaluating policies to improve the management of people with chronic diseases such as diabetes, health
inequalities and the use of simulation models to inform health economic evaluation. He has also undertaken policy relevant research for the World Bank, OECD, AusAID and DoH and is
on the Lancet Commission on Diabetes.


(Friday) 1:00 pm - 2:00 am