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Health, Income…And Justice for all!

Tuesday, 24 May 2016

Does good health cause high income? Or does high income lead to good health? And should society be concerned about this relationship? In his inaugural lecture “Health, Income…And Justice for All!”, dr. Tom Van Ourti will focus on the distributional concerns about the income-health gradient. On Friday June 3, 2016 he will publicly accept his appointment as endowed professor of applied health economics, with focus on health and inequality, at Erasmus School of Economics, on behalf of the Vereniging Trustfonds.

Honorary doctorate for judge and human rights advocate Navanethem 'Navi' Pillay

Monday, 23 May 2016

This year’s Mandeville Lecture will be delivered on Thursday 9 June 2016 by Navi Pillay,judge and human rights advocate, who served as the United Nations High Commissionerfor Human Rights. Pillay is awarded an honorary doctorate because of her lifelong fightagainst inequality, injustice, and the violence perpetrated against vulnerable groups,including anti-apartheid activists, political detainees, and women. In her lecture Current Migration Challenges: A Human Rights Perspective she will address the current migration crisis. Her honorary promotors, Karin Arts (Professor of International Law and Development, International Institute of Social Studies) and Kristin Henrard (Professor of Human Rights, Erasmus School of Law) will present the kappa and the certificate during the honorary ceremony.

Second part of Erasmus Plaza opened

Monday, 23 May 2016

A boulevard with the length of the Willemsbrug, one of the major bridges across the Nieuwe Maas in the centre of Rotterdam: that is more than 250 meters long Erasmus Plaza. The second part of the Plaza was opened on Monday, May 23, 2016. On this central axis students can relax, study, eat and meet friends. The new Plaza is part of the renewal of Woudestein campus of Erasmus University Rotterdam. 

No physically demanding work in later life

Tuesday, 17 May 2016

People in physically demanding professions should be given assistance to retrain after reaching the age of 50. This is necessary to prevent these individuals from being harmed by the demands of their professions to the extent that they are no longer able to work. The effect on health of one year of physically demanding work in later life is similar to the effect of no less than sixteen months of ageing. These are among the key findings of doctoral research into the effect of policy on differences in health between rich and poor carried out by health economist Bastian Ravesteijn. He will defend his dissertation on Thursday, 19 May 2016, at Erasmus University Rotterdam.

Geen zware arbeid meer op latere leeftijd

Tuesday, 17 May 2016

Mensen met zware beroepen zouden zich na hun vijftigste moeten omscholen. Zo wordt voorkomen dat hun werk zoveel schade toebrengt dat ze niet meer kunnen werken. Het gezondheidseffect van een jaar fysiek zwaar werk op latere leeftijd is namelijk vergelijkbaar met het effect van maar liefst zestien maanden ouder worden. Dat blijkt uit promotieonderzoek door gezondheidseconoom Bastian Ravesteijn naar het effect van beleid op de gezondheidsverschillen tussen arm en rijk. Hij verdedigt zijn proefschrift op donderdag 19 mei 2016 aan de Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam.