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18:00 - 21:00 28 November 2011
UCL Lancet Lecture: Economic Growth and Women’s Health Outcomes: A Deepening Divide?
Lecture theatre 1 |
Gower Street | London | WC1E 6BT | United Kingdom
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Professor Jayati Ghosh, Jawaharlal Nehru University, Jayati Ghosh is a world leading economist. She is professor of Economics at Jawaharlal Nehru University (New Delhi) and the Executive Secretary of International Development Economics Associates (Ideas). As a member of the National Knowledge Commission she also plays an active advisory role for the prime minister of India. Professor Ghosh is also strongly involved with a range of progressive organisations and social movements and writes regularly for The Guardian and several Indian journals and newspapers.
FULLY BOOKED - film available online 7 days after the event. One of the most surprising features of the recent rapid income growth in emerging economies is how it has not been associated with significant improvements in women’s health outcomes. In this lecture Professor Ghosh will use indicators (such as the infant mortality rate, the maternal mortality rate and the child sex ratio) to explore the specific experience of India over the past two decades. Some possible factors influencing the gap between aggregate income growth and women’s health will be considered, and implications will be drawn for economic and health policies in developing countries in general.
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