Seminarreihe des Arbeitsbereichs Ökonomie am IOS
Zeit: Dienstag, 13.30–15.00 Uhr
Ort: Leibniz-Institut für Ost-und Südosteuropaforschung (IOS); vorerst online via Zoom, Link wird mit den Einladungen verschickt!
Forschungslabor: „Geschichte und Sozialanthropologie Südost‐ und Osteuropas“
Zeit: Donnerstag, 14–16 Uhr (Lehrstuhl) oder 16–18 Uhr (Graduiertenschule und Leibniz-WissenschaftsCampus)
Ort: WiOS, Landshuter Str. 4 (Raum 017)
Health, income and education in Russia: policy implication
Researchers: Ekaterina SELEZNEVA and Yulia VYMYATINA (European University in St. Petersburg, Russia)
The economies and societies of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) face a range of health and demographic challenges with crucial short-, medium- and long-run implications for the future of the region. It is now accepted in both the political and scholarly community that many of the challenges facing the region in the future - whether of demographic change, the growth of non-communicable diseases, the re-emergence of infectious diseases, the gender health gap or of health system reform – are irretrievably rooted in the health domain.
Empirical studies suggest that the largest causes of deaths in Russia are linked to unhealthy behaviours, in terms of alcohol, smoking and related diseases (Brainerd and Cutler, 2005). And this poses, among others, two important issues that have to be clarified for a successful health policy design in case of Russia: (1) relation between income and health and (2) relation between education and health. The answers to these questions have important policy implications in terms of the choice of policy instruments (e.g. instruments of redistributive policy, voluntary instruments such as health-promoting campaigns etc).
The current project involves microeconometric and macromodelling (including simulation experiments) in order to shed light on the two issues abovementioned.