UCL Lancet Lecture 2011
Monday 28 November
Lecture title: Economic growth and women’s health outcomes: A deepening divide?
Speaker: 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.
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.
18.30 UCL introduction – Professor Malcolm Grant (UCL President and Provost)
18.35 Lancet lecture introduction – Richard Horton (Editor, The Lancet)
18.40 Lecture – Professor Jayati Ghosh (Jawaharlal Nehru University)
19.30 Q&A – Chaired by Richard Horton
20.00 Drinks reception
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