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CINCH - Forschungszentrum für Gesundheitsökonomik

Virtual Essen Health Economics Seminar

Am Montag, den 14. Juni 2021, 16:00 - 17:30, wird Anne Brenøe (Universität Zürich) ihre Forschung präsentieren:

Explaining the Effect of Breastfeeding Promotion on Infant Weight Gain: The Role of Nutrition

Using data from the only large-scale randomized controlled trial promoting prolonged exclusive breastfeeding, we show the intervention significantly and persistently increased weight-for-age, but did not have robust effects on other child health measures. To explain this result, we provide novel evidence of changes in infant feeding patterns. The estimated increase in calories treated infants consumed fully explain the weight gain in early infancy. This suggests breastfeeding has beneficial effects on infant health in contexts where breast milk is a replacement for low-calorie liquids, but effects may not be generalizable to settings where higher-quality alternatives are more common..

Raum: Aufgrund der aktuellen Lage in Bezug auf die COVID-19-Pandemie findet der Vortrag in einem virtuellen Seminarraum statt. Für mehr Informationen klicken Sie bitte hier.


Stellenangebot: Studentische Hilfskraft

Die Juniorprofessur für empirische Gesundheitsökonomik (Prof. Dr. Katharina Blankart) an der Fakultät für Wirtschaftswissenschaften der Universität Duisburg-Essen sucht zum schnellstmöglichen Zeitpunkt für mindestens 6 Monate eine studentische Hilfskraft (10 Stunden pro Woche).

Weitere Details entnehmen Sie bitte unserer Stellenausschreibung.


Virtual Essen Health Economics Seminar

Am Montag, den 17. Mai 2021, 16:00 - 17:30 Uhr, wird Sophie Guthmuller (Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien) ihre Forschung präsentieren:

The Impact of Breast Cancer Organised Screening Programmes on Uptake, Inequality, and Mortality

We study the impact of Organised Screening Programmes (OSP) for Breast Cancer in Europe on mammography uptake, inequality, and mortality. When an OSP is in place, all women within a certainage group receive, every two years, an invitation for free breast screening. To identify the causal impact of this invitation, we exploit the heterogeneity across European regions in the availability of OSP and in the age eligibility across regions with OSP. Our analysis is based on three data sources: (1) regional information on OSP, (2) individual information on mammography uptake, socioeconomic characteristics, health, and lifestyle related risk factors of women in 21 European countries, and (3) cancer registry data on breast cancer incidence, and mortality. We find new evidence that screening increases by more than 30 percentage points when women are invited. First results from the heterogeneity analysis show that women that respond to the invitation are those at higher risk of developing cancer and those with low preventive healthcare habits. Thus, OSP with a personal invitation manage to reach asymptomatic women at higher risk of developing cancer and with low preventive healthcare habits, i.e. women that are less likely to go for a mammography otherwise. Further analyses will investigate the impact of OSP on socioeconomic inequalities, breast cancer incidence, and mortality.

Raum: Aufgrund der aktuellen Lage in Bezug auf die COVID-19-Pandemie findet der Vortrag in einem virtuellen Seminarraum statt. Für mehr Informationen klicken Sie bitte hier.