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The challenges of fair assessments in the sickness insurance system ¿ international and Swedish perspectives

Research profile seminar

Sickness insurance systems are important parts of any welfare state providing economic security for individuals in periods of reduced capacity to work. Increasingly the assessments of capacity to work are professionalized to achieve just and fair assessments. However, individual health problems and suffering do not always fit the assessments used in the evaluation of whether a person has the right to sickness benefits or not. This seminar will focus on the difficulties of fair assessments.

13:15 Introduction by Kristina Holmgren and Gunnel Hensing

13:25 Ben Baumberg Geiger, Senior Lecturer in Sociology and Social Policy at the University of Kent. "Assessing work disability for social security: international evidence on the simplicity of public perceptions and the challenges of fair assessments"

14:10 Coffee break

14:30 Sara Stendahl, professor at the Department of Law at the university of Gothenburg

15:15 Discussion moderated by Kristina Holmgren and Gunnel Hensing

The seminar is free of charge and open for all.

Please register here no later than September 27th.

Date: 10/2/2017

Time: 1:15 PM - 4:00 PM

Categories: Social Sciences

Location: School of Business, Economics and Law, Vasagatan 1

Contact person: Kristina Holmgren

Phone: 031 786 57 26

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