Isaac Sasson imparteix el Seminari “The changing locus of lifespan inequality” en el marc dels Colloquium CED

Organize: Centre d’Estudis Demogràfics

Venue: Sala Àngels Torrents, CED

Time: 11:00 - 12:30

Previ al Col·loqui, de 10:40 a 11:00h, esteu tots convidats a l’Espai del cafè.

Isaac Sasson és Professor del Departament de Sociologia i Antropologia de la Tel Aviv University i investigador al Herczeg Institute on Aging, Tel Aviv University (Israel).

Abstract.- The changing locus of lifespan inequality.
Socioeconomic inequalities in mortality have become an enduring feature of nearly all high-income countries in recent decades, alongside substantial declines in gender and race/ethnic differences in life expectancy. At the same time, lifestyle-related risk factors (smoking, alcohol consumption, drug use, obesity) play an increasingly important role in the explanation of social inequalities in length of life. Drawing on recent findings from the United States and other high-income countries, I will argue that these trends jointly mark a shift from ascribed to achieved status-based mortality inequalities. I will then discuss how the changing locus of lifespan inequality may reflect broader societal changes in the system of social stratification, as well as its potential implications for distributive justice in health and healthcare.