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Lecture | Food for Thought

Food for Thought: Unhealthy Finance -Shifting Responsibilities in Society”

Tuesday 23 April 2024
Pieter de la Court
Wassenaarseweg 52
2333 AK Leiden

The programme

12.00 Welcome by Bart Barendregt
12.05 Wilco van Dijk 
Financial stress: from bad to worse
12.25 Erik Bähre
Quality in the Market? Perspectives on Healthcare and Insurance in Brazil
12.45 Questions/discussion moderated by Annemarie Samuels
13.00 Afsluiting

Our speakers

Our speakers are:

  • Wilco van Dijk
    Financial stress: from bad to worse
    Financial stress arises from a combination of inadequate financial resources and a lack of control over one's financial situation. Our research demonstrates that financial stress leads to a wide range of negative psychosocial outcomes and is linked to cognitive and behavioral effects that perpetuate financial hardship. These findings highlight the necessity of protecting financial stability for economically vulnerable households and emphasize the need for policymakers to design welfare systems tailored to the needs of the target population, typically those who are financially vulnerable.
  • Erik Bähre
    Quality in the Market? Perspectives on Healthcare and Insurance in Brazil
    When Brazilians pay for private health insurance, they expect a certain level of quality of healthcare that sets it apart from Brazil’s public healthcare. When medical professionals choose to work for private healthcare, and not public healthcare, they expect the quality of their services ánd their own life to improve. But how do patients, clients, and healthcare professionals define what quality is? What insecurities and dilemmas surface when looking for quality? And what qualities does the market, and not the state, have to offer?

What is Food for Thought?

During Food for Thought lunch meetings, researchers and interested colleagues can meet in an informal setting.

Two speakers from different institutes present their work in relation to a specific topic that is connected to the overarching FSW themes:
•    Health and wellbeing in a healthy society;
•    Societal transitions, inequality and diversity.

With this interdisciplinary approach you get to know varying standpoints and methods, gain new perspectives and broaden your network.  You can apply to this event until the 17th of april.

Do you want to contribute?
Do you want to present your own research next? Please, contact Susanne Roodhuijzen, the Food for Thought coordinator.

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