Einladung zum Colloquium Gesundheitsökonomie an der Gesundheit Österreich.
Prof. Simone Ghislandi spricht zum Thema:
"Victims do not go on weeping all the time.”
Adaptation to poverty in long-run panel data
Dienstag, 24. Mai 2016, 17.00 - 18.30 Uhr
Gesundheit Österreich GmbH, UG S 1-3
Eingang: Biberstraße 20, 1010 Wien
Vortrag in englischer Sprache
"A thoroughly deprived person, leading a very reduced life, might not appear to be badly off in terms of the mental metric of utility, if the hardship is accepted with non-grumbling resignation.” (Amartya Sen, 1990). We consider the link between poverty and subjective well-being, and focus in particular on potential adaptation to poverty. We use panel data on almost 54,000 individuals living in Germany from 1985 to 2012 to show first that life satisfaction falls with both the incidence and intensity of contemporaneous poverty. We then reveal that there is little evidence of adaptation within a poverty spell: poverty starts bad and stays bad in terms of subjective well-being. We cannot identify any cause of poverty entry which explains the overall lack of poverty adaptation.
Simone Ghislandi is Professor of Health Economics at the Department of Socioeconomics of WU (Vienna University of Business and Economics). He holds a degree in Economics from Bocconi University, an MPhil and a DPhil in Economics from the University of Oxford. He joined the WU from the Department of Policy Analysis and Public Management of the University of Bocconi. He is also a member of IIASA (Vienna), of Centre of Health Economics and Management (CERGAS, Milan) and of the Carlo F. Dondena Centre for Research on Social Dynamics and Public Policy (Milan). Dr. Ghislandi's research focuses on issues related to the ex-ante and ex-post analysis of health policies and interventions, on the socioeconomics of health and well-being and on the regulation of the pharmaceutical industry. On these topics, he has published on a variety of international economics, health policy and public health journals.
Begrüßung und Moderation:
Dr. Sabine Vogler, Programmkoordinatorin, Pharmaökonomie und Arzneimittelsystemforschung,
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