Social Policy Seminar Series: Health Inequalities – in the UK, across Europe and in other affluent countries

31/10/2018 14:30

Health Inequalities – in the UK, across Europe and in other affluent countries
Danny Dorling
University of Oxford
Wednesday, October 31, 2018, 14:30 – 16:3
Rectorate Conference Hall, Bogazici University South Campus

Why are babies today still several times more likely to die in their first year of life in the most unequal of US states as compared to the most equitable of European or Asian countries? Why is life expectancy so closely correlated to levels of economic inequality? Why is older-age mortality currently improving in Norway, Finland and Japan, but reducing in the USA and UK? And how might living with great inequality, uncertainty and precarity influence our mental health? It is illustrated by a series of graphs and other diagrams. This seminar is based on evidence that has been published in a series of his latest books by the lecturer including 'Better Politics', 'Peak Inequality', 'The Equality Effect' and 'Unequal Health: The Scandal of Our Times'.

Danny Dorling is Halford Mackinder professor of human geography at Oxford University. He is the author of a number of books including 'All That Is Solid', 'Injustice: Why Social Inequality Still Persists' and his latest books, 'A Better Politics' and 'Peak Inequality'. Much of Danny's work is available open access (see With a group of colleagues, he helped create the website which shows who has most and least in the world. His work concerns issues of housing, health, employment, education, wealth and poverty.

The seminar is open to everyone and seating are limited.
Please RSVP at before October 28, 8 PM Istanbul time.