Health Inequality in Children and Youth and the Wealth of Nations

October 24 at 7 PM, IIC-2001, Bruneau Centre for Research and Innovation

In Canada, there are major differences in the rates of some illnesses and a 10-year gap in life expectancy across socio-economic conditions. Internationally, child and youth health vary depending on economic wealth and inequality.

An upcoming public lecture by Dr. Frank Elgar, an alumnus of Memorial University and a professor at McGill University’s Institute for Health and Social Policy, will take a look at those differences.

Using research on poverty, inequality, bullying and corporal punishment, Dr. Elgar will examine the social and moral implications of health inequality in early-life, the policy choices that shape opportunities to be healthy and potential consequences of inaction.

Admission is free, and all are welcome. Limited free parking is available in Lot 17. A reception will follow.