Sustainable employment: health indicators

April 25, 2016 - 13:40 - 15:10
Event location: 
Corvinus University, C. building Room VIII
Közraktár u. 4.
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CEU - Corvinus Joint Health Policy Seminar Series

Corvinus Health Policy and Health Economics Conference Series 2016/4


Corvinus University of Budapest, Faculty of Economics, Department of Health Economics,

Central European University, Center for Policy Studies, Health Research Group


in cooperation with:

Health and Health Care Economics Section of the Hungarian Economic Association

Health Economics Study Circle, Corvinus University of Budapest



Sustainable employment: health indicators


Corvinus University of Budapest


April 25, 2016


C. building Room VIII


Budapest, Közraktár u. 4.[1]




Conference chairpersons: Prof. László Gulácsi, Petra Baji, PhD, Department of Health Economics Corvinus University of Budapest




Sustainable employment: health indicators; a public health perspective

Prof. Niek Klazinga, Professor of Social Medicine at the Academic Medical Centre, University of Amsterdam; OECD Senior Policy Advisor, OECD Paris, Doctor Honoris Causa Corvinus University of Budapest


The relation between health care and economic development works in two ways. This presentation will explore the contribution of health to economic growth through sustainable employment. It will reflect on developments in morbidity and health services developments in OECD countries and how they interact with occupational health.


14:10 – 14:25

Outpatient visits after retirement in Europe and the US

Anikó Bíró, Department of Health Economics Corvinus University of Budapest (funded by the postdoctoral fellowship program of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences), The University of Edinburgh


Retirees use more outpatient services than the rest of the population of similar age, both in Europe and in the US. Declining health after retirement, changing health preferences, decreasing opportunity cost of time and institutional settings can all lead to the observed positive relation. This paper analyses both theoretically and empirically the relation between outpatient care use and retirement, in an international setting.


14.25 – 14.40

Hungarian Sustainable Employment Programme; Occupational health economics

László Gulácsi, Department of Health Economics Corvinus University of Budapest


We analyze the health potentials for extending the retirement age in Hungary. Our aim is to evaluate and deepen our understanding of aging Hungarians' work patterns, focusing on the citizens’ health status, and the needs for health care services, including infomal care.

The project builds on ongoing research conducted at the Department of Health Economics, Corvinus University of Budapest. Using the Hungarian subsample of the The Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe, we investigate the possibilities for labor market participation, conditional on age and other individual characteristics. These data also allow us to estimate the prevalence, influencing factors, and consequences of the demand and supply of informal care. As another data source, we use administrative occupational data linked to health data, to investigate among others the health care use of retirees in Hungary, the prevalence of disability retirement, and the effects of changes in retirement age.





15.00 – 15.10

Take home message & Closing

Prof. Niek Klazinga



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