The relationship between income inequality, welfare regime and aggregate health

Thursday 10 February 2022 (14:00-15:30)

In international comparative health studies, the Scandinavian welfare regime has been long regarded as having the narrowest health inequality and the best aggregate health outcome.

On the other hand, the East Asian welfare regime has been long ignored. This seminar attempts to compare health outcomes of five welfare regimes including the East Asian one using OECD dataset. The statistical outcome suggests that the East Asian regime has one of the best health outcomes while the Scandinavian one unexpectedly has one of the worst outcomes among the compared regimes. This was an HSMC Seminar with Kim Ki-Tae from Korea Institute of Health and Social Affairs.

About the Speaker:

In 2012, Kim worked as a Staff Reporter at the Hankyoreh Daily in South Korea and then became a student at HSMC UOB from 2012 until 2016.  He then went on to become a Postdoctoral Researcher at Ewha Women's University in Seoul from 2017 to 2018 and is now an Associate Research Fellow at the Korea Institute of Health and Social Affairs. 

The Health Services Management Centre Seminar series in 2022 forms part of the ‘HSMC at 50’ anniversary to celebrate the 50th anniversary of HSMC, which was founded in 1972.

During 2022 Seminars will be given by people associated with HSMC, such as current and former staff, former PhD students and Honorary and Associate staff.

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