Date: Tuesday 26 November 2013, h 20:00
Venue: ULB room h2215 . Address: Av Paul Heger 22-24 - Bruxelles (BE)
Language: English and French
Richard Wilkinson is a British epidemiologist, well known for his research on the determinants of health. Professor emeritus at the School of Medicine of the University of Nottingham, he created “The Equality Trust” website advocating for greater income equality among individuals.
Health, life expectancy, obesity, mental health, incarceration rates or homicide, drug abuse, teenage pregnancy, school failure or success , carbon footprint and recycling, all these indicators clearly show that income inequality sharply affects personal and social well- being. Wilkinson concludes in his book that it is not wealth that determines the happiness of society, but the equality of conditions.
The event will be moderated by Greens/EFA Member of the European Parliament Philippe Lamberts (Ecolo, Belgium).