Workshop Intergenerational transmission of health inequalities

When:
25 October 2018  -  26 October 2018
Where:
Inntel Hotels Rotterdam Centre, Zalmstraat 1, 3011 EA Rotterdam
Contact:
Phone:
+31 10 703 0047
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Two-day workshop on bridging gaps between genetics, epidemiology, developmental psychology, education sciences, neurosciences & sociology regarding intergenerational transmission of health inequalities

In quantitative explanatory research on health inequalities, the role of the intergenerational transmission of disadvantage in general, and pathways through early child development more specifically, are understudied. Yet, advances in the neurosciences and intervention studies with long follow-up have led to a growing body of evidence on the importance of early child development for later life outcomes.

Also advances in genetics and in research on the intra-uterine environment in relation to adult health outcomes are important for understanding the intergenerational transmission of health inequalities.

This two-day workshop seeks to bridge disciplinary gaps by bringing together world-leaders in the fields of genetics, epidemiology, developmental psychology, education sciences, neurosciences, and sociology to discuss the latest evidence and evidence gaps in relation to the following questions:

  • bridging gaps between genetics, epidemiology, developmental psychology, education sciences, neurosciences, & sociologyWhat is the contribution of parental socioeconomic position to adult health inequalities?
  • Through which mechanisms does parental socioeconomic position influence health inequalities in adult age? In particular, what is the role of genetic factors, the intra-uterine environment, and early child development in explaining health inequalities in adult age?
  • What are the conceptual, methodological and data challenges and opportunities for bringing this research field forward?

Registration

Registration is required via the registration form.

Registration fee

Fee: €145,- The workshop is financially supported by the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences and Erasmus University Research Excellence Initiative. We are requesting a modest financial contribution to cover the local costs of the workshop.