CANCELLED: IHPO seminar Prof Erik Schokkaert "Justice in health: equality of opportunity or equality of well-being?"
|Starts:||10:30 25 Mar 2020|
|Ends:||12:00 25 Mar 2020|
|What is it:||Seminar|
|Organiser:||Alliance Manchester Business School|
|Who is it for:||University staff, Current University students|
Unfortunately, the research seminar has been cancelled. We aim to reschedule later in the year.
Please join us at the IHPO seminar series on 25 March 2020 in AMBS Lecture theatre Pod A (2nd floor). Networking and refreshments at 10.30, seminar starting at 11am.
Prof Erik Schokkaert
KU Leuven (Belgium), Faculty of Economics and Business
on topic “Justice in health: equality of opportunity or equality of well-being?"
Seminar is free to attend and registration is encouraged.
I will discuss two arguments that have been used to justify inequalities in health. The first relates to the notion of individual responsibility for lifestyle. I will describe the methodological and ethical challenges raised by the empirical work on equality of opportunity in a health setting. In a deterministic world, it is not meaningful to hold individuals responsible for what is “under their control”. Equality of opportunity means giving everybody equal chances to realize what they themselves consider to be important in life. This brings me to the second argument: what matters from an equity point of view is not health but individual well-being. If one accepts that “authentic” individual preferences should be respected in measuring individual well-being, happiness and subjective satisfaction have to be discarded as attractive measures of individual well-being. I propose the notion of “equivalent income” as a better alternative and show how it can be made operational in a health setting.
Organisation: KU Leuven
Travel and Contact Information
Lecture theatre Pod A (2nd floor)
Alliance Manchester Business School