Program Image Inequalities in Health and Healthcare

Inequalities in Health and Healthcare

Short or summer course

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This course will arm you with tools to measure health inequality. It will encourage and facilitate evaluation of the normative foundations of inequality measures. You will become familiar with methods used to explain socioeconomic disparities in health and to identify inequity in the distribution of healthcare. We will demonstrate how tools of health inequality measurement can be used to conduct distributionally sensitive cost-effectiveness analysis.

Learning Objectives

  • Competence in measurement of health inequality with rank-dependent indices
  • Conceptual understanding of normative foundations of that measurement
  • Ability to compute and interpret these measures
  • Apply health inequality measurement to distributional cost-effectiveness analysis
  • Understanding of financing protection measurement






5 days

ECTS credits


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Numerus Fixus

Tuition fee 2024/2025

€ 500


Application requirements

Admission requirements

The course is open to research master’s students, PhD students, postdocs and researchers.Students should have done an intermediate course in statistics, be familiar with regression analysis and preferably have completed an intermediate course in microeconomics. Those with a public health background who have not previously followed a course in economics should be comfortable with statistical analysis. Familiarity with the statistical package STATA is an advantage.

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Tuition fees  
€ 500
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Start date App. deadline EU/EEA App. deadline Non-EU/EEA
8 Jul '24 10 Jun '24 10 Jun '24


Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Main address
De Boelelaan 1105
1081 HV Amsterdam

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